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Rams sign Akeem Ayers to two-year deal

New England Patriots Practice

New England Patriots Practice

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The Rams have added another interesting player to a strong front seven, finalizing a contract with linebacker Akeem Ayers. The club announced the signing Thursday evening.

According to multiple reports, Ayers received a two-year deal with St. Louis.

PFT’s 60th-ranked free agent, the 25-year-old Ayers had stints with Tennessee and New England last season, recording 23 tackles and four sacks in 11 regular season games.

Ayers (6-3, 255) played strong-side linebacker in a 4-3 scheme in Tennessee earlier in his career and could project to the same position in St. Louis. He has has some pass-rush ability, notching a half-dozen sacks three seasons ago. In short, he could be another intriguing chess piece for defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.