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    Veteran free agent linebacker Na’il Diggs is on the verge of signing a two-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, according to an NFL source with knowledge of the situation.

    Diggs is a former Green Bay Packers fourth-round draft pick who played at Ohio State.

    He spent last season with the Carolina Panthers.

    The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder played weakside linebacker for the Panthers, starting 10 games and playing in all but one of 16 games.

    Last season, he recorded 68 tackles with one forced fumble and one pass deflection.

    For his career, Diggs has registered 566 tackles, 11 1/2 sacks, five interceptions and three forced fumbles.

  • #2
    Re: LB Diggs to join Rams-RUMOR

    He is aging a bit but I think he'd be a good addition to the olb's


    • #3
      Re: LB Diggs to join Rams-RUMOR

      Just like any other veteran signing, I'm cool with this IF... the price is reasonable and we are looking to him for temporary help, not a solution. My overall gut feeling is... meh.


      • #4
        Re: LB Diggs to join Rams-RUMOR

        What was the point of waiving chris draft if we are going to sign a guy like this, who is not at this point as good a player as draft was a year ago.

        ramming speed to all

        general counsel


        • #5
          Re: LB Diggs to join Rams-RUMOR

          Originally posted by general counsel View Post
          What was the point of waiving chris draft if we are going to sign a guy like this, who is not at this point as good a player as draft was a year ago.

          ramming speed to all

          general counsel
          maybe they dont agree with your evaluation of the two players..i`d say they about the same quality but Diggs appears to be a better fit for our system...he`s certainly a fair few inches & lbs bigger and possibly cheaper...they apparently tried to get Draft to re-do his contract and when he refused that is when he was cut.
          its worth pointing out also that Flajole has been the position coach for both Draft & Diggs in the last 2 years so its fair to say he will know better than anyone who is a better fit for the D spags wants him to run.


          • #6
            Re: LB Diggs to join Rams-RUMOR

            THats a very fair point Ramblin Ram. I will point out that in the season before draft was cut he had over 100 tackles and the pay cut that they wanted him to take was about 200k, so its not like anyone saved any significant money. My point is really that neither of them are young players likely to improve at this point in their careers and Draft was not expensive like witherspoon. Your explanation is most likely the correct one and i am glad you made the point regarding coaches view on what fits best in the scheme.

            ramming speed to all

            general counsel


            • #7
              Re: LB Diggs to join Rams-RUMOR

              I think it's safe to say that he will be a likely upgrade at whichever position he takes for our defense, and that's all we can really ask from him at this point in his career.


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                We just signed Na'il Diggs a day ago to help out at linebacker (possibly either side Strong or Weak). He's going to be 32 in a couple of months and has already played 10 seasons, though not all of last year due to injury.

                Can anyone explain how this is an upgrade? Why not have kept Will Witherspoon (another former Panther acquired through free agency). We certainly lost a difference maker on defense without acquiring a difference maker when he went to Philly. Oh yeah and he's 3 years younger than Na'il (plus about 40 more tackles a year).

                Or for you real fans how about when we let go Pisa Tinoisamoa before last season, you remember the guy that had led our defense in tackles the two years prior to 2009??? We got nothing as a result of his release.

                It just seems to me a team that has so much rebuilding to do in key roles, can't afford to release and trade away the few pieces that are working and DO HAVE talent to go with something left in the tank. It's hard to argue that salaries are really the issue when these guys were actually earning their checks.

                Please don't take my word for it, while Pisa and Will were not pro-bowl caliber compare their stats to Na'il and tell me which you think could help this team as a veteran leader in the long haul?

                Unless someone can sit back and enlighten me that these guys wouldn't work in Spags system or were poison in the locker room I cannot imagine that their release was a move in the positive direction for a defense that has ranked near the bottom of the league for most of this decade.

                Hard to 'Believe' in the rebuilding process when the team seems to be sliding further and further downhill.

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