Rams release safety Quintin Mikell

The St. Louis Rams are shopping for two starting safeties after

releasing Quintin Mikell and with Craig Dahl an unrestricted free


Mikell, a strong safety, was released Monday to clear salary cap

space. He was third on the team with 114 tackles and three sacks

and three forced fumbles.

Dahl started every game at free safety and had 100 tackles and

an interception but struggled in coverage.

Another safety, Darian Stewart, is set to be a restricted free

agent after an injury-shortened season. The Rams have two undrafted

free agents at the position, Matt Daniels and Rodney McLeod.