The St Louis Rams have reached an agreement to re-sign linebacker Will Witherspoon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The 32-year-old previously spent three years with the Rams between 2006 and 2009, and has been chosen over two other players in his position, Takeo Spikes and Chris Gocong.

Schefter tweeted: “Rams reached agreement with free-agent LB Will Witherspoon, who returns to St. Louis, where he played from 2006-2009."

He was named the Rams MVP in 2007, and was their top tackler for two consecutive seasons, before being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles by general manager Billy Devaney in the only NFL deadline deal that season.

After only one season with the Eagles, Witherspoon was released, before joining the Tennessee Titans, where he stayed for two years.

Witherspoon has 936 career tackles to his name, as well as 26 sacks and 13 INT’s.

He will now be expected to fill in as a back-up option, as first-round draft pick Alec Ogletree, James Laurinaitis and Jo-Lonn Dunbar should all be in the starting line-up ahead of him.

Meanwhile, safety Quintin Mikell is expected to leave, as his contract is on the verge of running out.

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