The Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos are showing interest in former St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Kendall Langford.
According to a report from Pro Football Talk, the Denver Broncos are the latest team to enter the sweepstakes for former St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Kendall Langford. Teams that have also shown interest in Langford include the Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions.
Langford was released by the Rams on Feb. 26.
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The seven-year veteran spent the last three seasons in St. Louis after spending the first four seasons playing for the Miami Dolphins, who drafted him in the third round (66th overall) in 2008. Langford started every game for the Rams in 2012 and 2013, but saw his role diminish in 2014 because of the emergence of rookie Aaron Donald. Langford started just 4 games in 2014.
Langford finished 2014 with 17 solo tackles and 8 assisted tackles and also added one sack. During his three-year stint with the Rams, he compiled 70 solo tackles and 31 assisted tackles with 8 sacks. In his seven-year career with the Dolphins and Rams, Langford has recorded 177 solo tackles, 65 assisted tackles and 15.5 sacks.
The Broncos are looking for some help on the defensive line, especially since defensive tackle Terrence Knighton is more than likely not returning to the Broncos in 2015. Von Miller could always use some more help at getting to the quarterback.
Each team that is inquiring for Langford’s services could obviously all use some help on the defensive line. Indianapolis needs someone other than Robert Mathis, who missed the entire 2014 season, to get after the quarterback. New Orleans seemed to struggle getting after the quarterback in 2014, so signing Langford could give Cameron Jordan some more help. Detroit seems to be losing Ndamukong Suh to Miami, so they will absolutely need someone to fill the void he is leaving.
With Peyton Manning signing on for another year in Denver, that could help draw Langford to the Broncos. It would give him the opportunity to play on a team with an explosive offense and help out a defense to get the ball back in Peyton’s hands.
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