St Louis Rams Sign Quintin Mikell

Eagles fans have known for months now that the team wasn't interested in bringing Quintin Mikell back and so it should come as no surprise today that he is officially gone. He has reportedly reached a four year $28 million deal with the St. Louis Rams. It's huge money for Mikell, but as a guy who was undrafted and spent years as no more than a special teams player... he's certainly earned it.

That also means we'll be seeing Q again in week one when the Eagles open up at the Rams. Replacing him will likely be a fight between Kurt Coleman, who played well in a starting role toward the end of last year and rookie second round pick Jaiquawn Jarrett.

Mikell should fit in quite well with the Rams, since he already knows the system that Jim Johnson disciple Steve Spagnuolo is running and he's actually an upgrade over OJ Atogwe, who the Rams lost the Redskins. Q was always underrated by national pundits when he was here, he's a good guy, an overachiever and we certainly wish him the best of luck.

[Update by JasonB, 07/26/11 10:05 PM EDT ] Adam Caplan just tweeted some of the details of the Mikell contract... wow.

Rams gave a monster deal for Q Mikell I'm told. Besides the 4 yrs/ $27 mill, first 3/$20 mill, roughly $14 M guaranteed.

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