Rams will release Quintin Mikell on Monday, according to report

Dilip Vishwanat

Quintin Mikell will reportedly be released a day before free agency officially begins, creating another need for the Rams going forward into 2013.

The St. Louis Rams will reportedly release veteran safety Quintin Mikell on Monday, according to Adam Schefter. Mikell has started all 16 games for the Rams in each of the last two seasons, providing another reliable starter to add to the free agent market set to officially open Tuesday afternoon.

St. Louis entered the offseason in desperate need of signing a free safety. Craig Dahl is a subpar talent, and the team is not expected to re-sign him. Now the Rams will be searching for a new tandem of starting safeties for 2013.

Mikell will be 33 in September. He played eight seasons with the Eagles after going undrafted in 2003. His large cap hit and age led to his release, but there will still be plenty of teams interested in his services.

Pro Football Focus rated Mikell as the No. 5 overall safety in 2012. He recorded 101 tackles, three sacks and four forced fumbles. Mikell joins a relatively deep group of safeties in free agency.

More in the NFL:

Just how powerful is Roger Goodell?

The NFL's new tampering window explained

Middle Men: NFL says goodbye to two legendary centers

Are advanced stats good for fans?

Falcons announce new stadium deal

Swimsuit model Alyssa Miller joins The Halfy Hour

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.