NFL: Rams sign DT Fred Robbins
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams have made their second free-agent signing of the offseason, reaching a deal with veteran defensive tackle Fred Robbins.
Terms of the contract announced Monday were not disclosed.
Robbins is 32 and has played 10 seasons with 116 starts for the Vikings and Giants. He has 28.5 career sacks and was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2008.
He was a key member of the 2007 New York team that won the Super Bowl. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo was defensive coordinator for the Giants at the time.
Spagnuolo says Robbins will add leadership as well as depth to the defensive tackle position. He also adds size: Robbins is 6-4 and 325 pounds.
Robbins was a second-round pick by Minnesota in the 2000 draft. He signed with New York in 2004.