– In their ongoing quest to bolster the roster at every opportunity, the Rams made another addition to the linebacking crew on Thursday when they officially signed six-year veteran Rocky McIntosh.
– The free agent outside linebacker comes to the Rams from Washington, where he has spent his entire career previously. McIntosh was originally a second-round selection in the 2006 NFL Draft, No. 35 overall.
– With the Redskins, McIntosh went through a few changes in defensive scheme and at 6’2, 242 pounds had the versatility and size to play inside and out. He even has some knowledge of the current Rams system from his time when Gregg Williams coached the Redskins.
– McIntosh visited Minnesot and Miami this offseason before arriving in St. Louis for a workout on Wednesday. He did enough there to impress the coaching staff and signed Thursday afternoon.
“We brought him in, we worked him out yesterday morning, he did a great job in kind of an individual (drill),” coach Jeff Fisher said. “He’s moving around good. He’s an experienced veteran, has some experience in this scheme and the terminology so he can pick it up fast. He’s just one of those guys we are going to put in the mix; he’ll compete and see what happens.”
– McIntosh is most likely to work at strong side linebacker in training camp where he’ll be in a competition with veteran Mario Haggan and many others to win a starting job.
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