Rams release defensive tackle

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – According to ESPN Rams beat writer Nick Wagoner, the St. Louis Rams have release defensive tackle, Kendall Langford. The move was announced yesterday afternoon.

Langford, 29, came to the Rams three years ago via free agency and since then, has started two of the last three seasons. Langford signed a four-year/$22 million contract. In his first two seasons with the Rams, Langford recorded as many sacks as he compiled in his first four seasons in the NFL, with seven.

But this past season, Langford lost his starting spot to first-round pick Aaron Donald, who was voted Defensive Rookie of the Year. With former first-round defensive tackle Michael Brockers paired with Donald, the Rams have decided Langford’s price tag was no longer worth keeping him on the sideline. The Rams will save $6 million and create more salary cap space as they head into free agency and the NFL Draft.