The Rams solidified their LB corps Wednesday with the official announcement that they have signed former Panthers and Packers OLB Na’il Diggs. The 31-year-old Diggs, who will be entering his 11th season, figures to be a primary candidate for the Rams’ starting WLB job next season.
The 6-4, 240-pound Diggs has played in 145 games with 127 starts and has also started seven postseason contests. A versatile player, Diggs has started on both the strong and weak sides during his career. He spent the last four years in Carolina, where Rams defensive coordinator Ken Flajole served as Diggs’ position coach from 2006-08.
"Na’il is an experienced NFL linebacker," head coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "He’s been productive throughout his career, and we’re excited to add a player of his caliber to our team."
Prior to joining the Panthers, Diggs spent six seasons in Green Bay and led the Packers in tackles for three consecutive seasons (2002-04). During his time in Green Bay, Diggs started 62 consecutive games and earned All-Rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly in 2000. His career totals include 11½ sacks and five interceptions.
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