Sep 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans linebacker Will Witherspoon (92) before the snap during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Rams Bring Back Will Witherspoon


The St. Louis Rams are one of the most intriguing young teams in the NFL, but today they announced that they would be bringing back a familiar face. According to reports, the Rams have agreed to a deal with veteran linebacker Will Witherspoon. He played with the Rams from 2006 to 2009 and ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed that the deal was in place.

Witherspoon joins James Laurinaitis, Jo-Lonn Dunbar and first-round pick Alec Ogletree  in a very solid linebacker rotation for the Rams.

Last season in Tennessee, Witherspoon started five games and appeared in 15. He was able to total 7 tackles and an interception return for a touchdown.

Witherspoon will provide some great veteran leadership for the younger linebackers on the team and his presence in the rotation will only solidify what is an already improved Rams defensive unit.

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  • Ricardo Palma

    I place my trust in Fisher/Snead but I
    prefer to roll with the young Turks. WW was our most athletic LB when
    he played for us but that was 4 yrs. ago. I know he brings vet. leadership
    but does he make our roster better ?
    I’m not so sure. NOTE : if I’m not
    mistaken WW (as a Ram) sacked
    Matt Leinart (as a Card.) & broke his
    Clavicle. That injury didn’t help Matt’s
    NFL career as a starting QB. By the
    way . . . has anybody seen Matt ?

  • Beer O’Clock

    Either that “7″ tackles last year is a typo or Witherspoon has become a pretty crappy linebacker (starting 5 games and making only 7 tackles is as bad as it gets).

    Actually, it’s a typo–Witherspoon had 47 tackles last year.