Monday, March 8, 2010
As promised, Rams add some seasoning
By Mike Sando
The Rams went young -- too young -- almost out of necessity last season.
They dumped declining veterans with inflated salaries, going from one of the NFL's three-oldest teams to one of the five youngest in one offseason.
The team planned to add some veteran seasoning on more favorable terms this offseason, coach Steve Spagnuolo said at the NFL combine. Defensive tackle Fred Robbins, who turns 33 this month and played under Spagnuolo with the Giants, will add some of that seasoning after the Rams reached agreement with him Monday.
Robbins becomes the oldest player on the Rams' roster, beating Marc Bulger by less than two weeks. Quarterback A.J. Feeley, the Rams' other free-agent addition so far this offseason, becomes the third-oldest player on the roster, ahead of kicker Josh Brown (30), punter Donnie Jones (29) and offensive linemen Adam Goldberg and Jacob Bell (both 29).
Unrestricted free-agent defensive ends Leonard Little (35) and James Hall (33) would be the oldest if re-signed.
Even with Robbins, the Rams are the fourth-youngest team in the league, counting only signed players and reflecting known roster moves through Monday morning.