The St. Louis Rams hope to shore up their receiving group by signing free agent WR Steve Smith. Smith enters his sixth NFL season. He spent last season with the Philadelphia Eagles after four years with the New York Giants. He caught 11 passes in nine games last season before a knee injury cut his 2011 campaign short.
In 2009, Smith led the NFL with 107 receptions, which set a new Giants record. He also finished third in the league in receiving yards (1,220) and earned an invitation to the Pro Bowl. As a rookie, Smith played a key role in New York’s win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII as he caught five passes for 50 yards.
Also, the Rams have signed exclusive rights free agent FB Brit Miller as well as unrestricted free agent TE Matthew Mulligan and OL Quinn Ojinnaka.
Miller enters his third season with the Rams in 2012. He played in 12 games last season and recorded nine special teams tackles. Mulligan spent the previous three seasons with the New York Jets. He started nine games and appeared in all 16 last season. Ojinnaka spent training camp with the Rams last offseason and then signed with the Indianapolis Colts, where he started three games and appeared in nine.