The Rams announced that they have re-signed 25-year-old defensive end Morgan Fox and have made room for him by releasing defensive tackle Tanzel Smart.
Smart played with the Rams for three seasons and had 21 total tackles with one quarterback hit in 31 games.
Fox originally signed a three-year $1.62 million deal as an undrafted free agent by the team in 2016 out of Colorado State-Pueblo. He became an unrestricted free agent after his deal was up as well as failing to receive a qualifying offer from the team. Despite that, Fox has decided to return to L.A. probably because he didn’t garner much interest from other teams.
Over his four seasons with the team, Fox racked up 42 total tackles, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one safety in 36 games despite missing the 2018 season with a torn ACL. He has been a reliable backup to Michael Brockers, who the Rams have re-signed, and was also transitioning to play outside linebacker before his injury.
The team’s defensive line has gotten a lot of help this offseason as the re-signing of Fox joins newcomer A’Shawn Robinson and returnee Michael Brockers.