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Jarvis Jones expected to hold a visit with Rams

The free-agent veteran linebacker is scheduled to see the Rams this week.

The Los Angeles Rams through the first several days of the free agency period have been one of the busiest teams in the league. 

That trend will continue on through this week with free-agent linebacker Jarvis Jones lined up for a visit with the Rams on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez. 

Free-agent outside linebacker Jarvis Jones is tentatively scheduled to visit with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, a source confirmed to ESPN.

With Los Angeles switching to a 3-4 defensive scheme under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, the team possesses the need to add another linebacker to the mix to join the likes of Alec OgletreeMark Barron. and Robert Quinn. They are thin at the position after releasing defensive ends Eugene Sims and trading William Hayes to the Miami Dolphins.

The 27-year-old has plenty of experience playing in that defensive alignment as an outside linebacker throughout his first four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite not quite meeting the expectations as being an impact edge pass-rush with only 6.0 career sacks, Jones has much potential to develop into that mold as he enters his prime. 

Jones shares collegiate connections to both Ogletree and running back Todd Gurley having played alongside them at Georgia. While Jones visited the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, he is said to be intrigued at the possibility of joining the Rams. 

Bob Garcia IV is a staff writer of LARamsReport.com. You can follow him at @bgarcia90 and us on Twitter at @LA_RamsReport.

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