The Rams' contract agreement with defensive end James Hall, announced by the team, will not shift the balance of power in the NFC West.
The move was a good one, though, because Hall is a versatile player with pass-rush ability, and the Rams would not find a better replacement on the free-agent market.
Hall, 33, has 11 sacks over the last two seasons. The Rams acquired him from Detroit for a 2007 fifth-round choice the Lions used for Manny Ramirez, a guard who started 12 games for them last season.
Hall's re-signing comes as the Seahawks let defensive end Cory Redding sign with Baltimore. Hall and Redding have different styles, but both could have value as role players. Re-signing Hall makes sense.