Leonard Little says there are teams he could call for a job

Leonard Little says he could pick up the phone and call some select NFL teams and he knows he would have a job.

But the veteran defensive end, who spent the last 12 seasons with the St. Louis Rams, is undecided right now on his future, he told Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“Sometimes I feel like I want to come back,” Little told Thomas in his first interview since last season. “Sometimes I feel like I don't. It's a hard decision to make when you're used to playing football. I've been playing football since I was 5 years old.

“I love the game. And I do miss it. But my decision is not going to be about football. It's going to be about other things — things I'd rather not talk about right now.”

Little said that he is working out at his home in Charlotte, N.C., and he believes he can be a situational pass rusher at age 35.

“There's some teams interested. If I want to call 'em and tell 'em I'm ready to play, I think it'll be a good chance I could join those specific teams,” Little said. “But I haven't given anybody a definitive answer, so teams don't know where I'm at right now.”

He indicated that he intends to talk to Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo in the next two days. It is always possible that he could rejoin the franchise. He led the team in sacks six of the last nine seasons.

Clearly, something else is eating at Little right now and is stopping him from making an immediate decision on his career. There are a handful of defensive ends on the market. If he doesn’t act soon, some of the jobs he thinks are waiting for him could be filled.

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