On Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles resigned veteran defensive tackle Derek Landri, fellow defensive lineman Trevor Laws fate was rumored to be sealed. On Wednesday, Laws made it official via his twitter profile saying he’s off to be a member of the St. Louis Rams after he signed a one-year contract with their front office.
Laws, a former second-round pick (47th overall) of the Eagles in the 2008 draft, is a player who never quite lived up to the expectations of a second-round pick. Despite appearing in all 16 games of his rookie campaign, Laws managed to register just 12 tackles and added another four in the playoffs. However you have to cut a rookie some slack because there is a huge learning curve coming from college in to the pros. But it didn’t get much better in his second season as played in 11 games and managed to notch 10 tackles.
With the return of (Derek) Landri with a one-year deal, Antonio Dixon coming back from being injured, Mike Patterson, Cedric Thornton, and of course Pro Bowl talent Cullen Jenkins, Laws made the right move by signing with the Rams as it will offer him a much better chance to get playing time. There is also the possibility that Philadelphia’s front office could draft a defensive tackle in just a couple of weeks during the draft.
Best of luck to Laws in St. Louis and all his future endevours. He is still in the NFC Conference so there is always a strong possibility that he and the Eagles paths will cross in the future.