The St. Louis Rams signed outside linebacker Rocky McIntosh on Thursday, according to the team's official Twitter feed. McIntosh worked out for the Rams on a tryout basis Wednesday and Thursday, and the 29-year-old former Washington Redskins OLB impressed Jeff Fisher enough to earn a contract. He was originally drafted in the second-round (No. 35 overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft, and he has recorded 324 tackles, 143 assists, three interceptions, eight sacks and eight forced fumbles over six NFL seasons.
McIntosh previously made free agent visits with the Minnesota Vikingsand Miami Dolphins, but he should have an opportunity to compete for starting snaps in St. Louis. After practice on Thursday, head coach Jeff Fisher told Kathleen Nelson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that McIntosh will be "in the mix" from the beginning:
"We worked him out yesterday morning, did a great job in an individual (practice). He's moving around good. He's an experienced veteran, has some experience in the scheme, with the terminology, so he can pick it up fast. He's one of those guys that we're going to put in the mix and compete and see what happens."
Earlier in the offseason the Rams signed Jo-Lunn Dunbar and Mario Haggan earlier in the off-season.
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