Mikell's next team

In the early portion of the offseason, the St. Louis Rams made S Quintin Mikell -- a leader of their defense in 2012 -- a salary cap casualty. Mikell didn't draw much attention as a free agent, and some reckoned that he'd be brought back by St. Louis, as they appear to have a need for a veteran at the position. All remained pretty quiet until July 3, when CSN Philadelphia reported that Mikell was in talks with Carolina -- another safety-needy team -- but nothing has been consummated there in the time since.