As we head into the final 30 hours prior to the start of the NFL Free Agency period, several teams will be making several roster moves. One report suggests that the St. Louis Rams will release veteran safety Quintin Mikell this afternoon. Mikell had a very productive season but would count $6 million against the Rams salary cap this season.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports this pending move on Twitter. “Safety market increases: Rams will release veteran safety Qunitin Mikell on Monday.” The Rams roster is shaping up to look much different next season. Free agent wide receiver Danny Amendola is expected to be pursued heavily by the Philadelphia Eagles. Veteran running back Steven Jackson has voided his contract option and could land with the Atlanta Falcons in free agency according to several rumors linking the pair. Reports also suggest that the Miami Dolphins could be interested in Rams receiver Brandon Gibson if they are unable to land WR Mike Wallace in free agency.
Mikell has been with the Rams for two seasons and has been very productive despite the fact that he will turn 33 next season. In his St. Louis career, Mikell has recorded 192 total tackles, nine forced fumbles and two interceptions.