The St. Louis Rams announced the release of veteran DT Kendall Langford.
— Kendall Langford (@KendallLangford) February 26, 2015
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the St. Louis Rams have released veteran DT Kendall Langford.
- According to Nick Wagoner of ESPN, the Rams have left the door open to possibly re-signing Langford at a reduced salary, but he plans to “seek a starting job first.”
There was talk that Langford could be a cap casualty for the Rams after he lost his starting job to rookie Aaron Donald last year.
Langford, 29, signed a four-year, $24 million contract with the Rams that included $12 million guaranteed back in 2012. He had one year remaining on the contract and would have made a base salary of $5 million for the 2015 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, this move frees up $6 million in available cap space for St. Louis while creating just $1 million dead money.
In 2014, Langford recorded 25 tackles and a sack over the course of 16 games for the Rams. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 36 interior defensive lineman out of 81 qualifying players.