ST. LOUIS -- When veteran linebacker Will Witherspoon decided to sign with the Rams days before training camp, he says playing time wasn't a factor.
The 12-year veteran was seeking a comfort zone and the Rams provided it. Not only had Witherspoon spent three-plus seasons in St. Louis, one of his ensuing seasons in Tennessee came when Jeff Fisher was head coach.
"There were so many things here that it was like, this makes sense," Witherspoon said.
The feeling was mutual.
"Spoon's familiar with the organization and I have a familiarity with him," Fisher said. "He has a familiarity with the system. He was out there, had a couple other opportunities and he chose to join us. It'll be good to have him."
Adding Witherspoon made even more sense last week. When he signed his one-year deal, the Rams already knew that strongside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar would be lost for the first quarter of the season after a positive PED test. When the official announcement was made last week, Withers...