ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The St. Louis Rams have signed free agent DL Kendall Langford and C Scott Wells, the team announced Saturday. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Wells, who was named to the Pro Bowl following last season, has started 100 games in eight NFL seasons. With Wells in the middle of their offense, the Packers finished in the top 10 in total yards in each of the last six seasons.
“Scott has played at a high level for a long time and we feel fortunate that we were able to add him to our team,” Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher said. “He’s been a part of a program that has won a lot of football games. He’s a leader, and we’re excited about what he brings both on and off the field.”
Wells (6-2, 300) enters his ninth NFL season in 2012. He joined the Packers as a seventh-round draft choice in 2004 and spent each of his first eight seasons in Green Bay. He started all 16 games in each of the last two seasons. The 2010 campaign ended with a Super Bowl title and in 2011, the Packers enjoyed a 15-1 regular season and NFC North title.
A native of Brentwood, Tenn., Wells was a four-year letterman at the University of Tennessee. He and his wife Julie have three children.
The 2012 season will be Langford’s fifth in the NFL. The 6-6, 295-pound Langford spent his first four seasons with the Miami Dolphins, where he started 54 games with 64 appearances. Langford’s career totals include 7.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.
“Kendall is a big, physical player who will be a great addition to our defensive line,” Fisher said. “He’s tough and he always plays hard. We’re excited about what he’ll bring to the rotation up front.”
Langford joined the Dolphins as a third-round pick in 2008. He was a four-year letterman at Hampton University prior to his NFL career.