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Nickell Robey-Coleman signs contract with L.A. Rams


Desperate for more help in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' secondary, the Los Angeles Rams have turned to one of the more experienced cornerbacks left on the open market.

Nickell Robey-Coleman, the 25-year-old slot corner who came up as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Bills, officially signed with the club on Friday, according to the team's Twitter account.

Robey-Coleman went to college at nearby USC.

Yet to miss a game in the NFL, Robey-Coleman had a career-high two interceptions for the Bills last season for 44 return yards and a touchdown. He also found the end zone on a fumble recovery, logged 27 solo tackles and broke up seven passes.

Though there's no doubt Los Angeles will fish for a cornerback in the draft -- Phillips' pressure scheme requires far more help on the back end than Trumaine Johnson -- Robey-Coleman is a solid pickup. Despite a slight dip in performance this past year, the Rams can plug the 5-8 corner directly into their starting defense on Day 1.


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