Dexter Coakley, who had spent his entire eight-year career with the Dallas Cowboys before being released Tuesday, has signed with the St. Louis Rams.
Coakley reached an agreement with the Rams on a five-year, $14.5 million contract. He will receive a $3 million signing bonus. BR>
Coakley was due a $502,000 roster bonus Wednesday and Dallas attempted to restructure his contract, but in the end, decided to let him go. BR>
Coakley would have counted $4.7 million against this year's salary cap.
Coakley was named to the Pro Bowl on three occasions during his time in Dallas, but he became more expendable as the team began to think about switching to the 3-4 defense.
The 3-4 commands bigger linebackers that can take on offensive linemen. Coakley is one of the smallest linebackers in the league.
Rams Sign Coakley
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