Goldberg among key low-profile re-signings

August, 6, 2011
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The St. Louis Rams' contract agreement with veteran guard/tackle Adam Goldberg restores experienced depth to the offensive line.

NFC West teams have done well to bring back a few key role players at reasonable rates:
  • Raheem Brock, Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks wanted him back, but they weren't going to offer a long-term extension for a 33-year-old situational pass-rusher. Brock had nine sacks last season. He can still play. The team managed to bring back Brock on a one-year deal even after signing veteran Jimmy Wilkerson from New Orleans.
  • Deuce Lutui, Arizona Cardinals: Lutui reached agreement with Cincinnati, but the deal fell apart when Lutui failed a physical for being overweight. Arizona had signed versatile veteran Floyd "Pork Chop" Womack in the interim. Lutui then re-signed with Arizona. He appears likely to re-emerge as the starting right guard.
  • Goldberg, Rams: The Rams landed Harvey Dahl in free agency to replace Goldberg in the lineup at right guard. Goldberg remained valuable as a backup at guard and tackle. Goldberg has embraced mentoring roles with the team's younger linemen. Adding Dahl without losing Goldberg was a win-win.

Those three came to mind immediately. The San Francisco 49ers brought back Alex Smith and Ray McDonald, among others, but those fell into different categories. Who am I missing?

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