Source: Hovan agrees to join Rams
Hovan, a 10-year veteran, was the 25th overall selection in the 2000 draft by the Minnesota Vikings.
He signed with the Buccaneers in 2005 and made an immediate impact on the team's run defense. He signed a five-year, $17.5 million extension in 2006.
After netting 13½ sacks combined in his first three seasons with the Vikings, Hovan totaled just 3½ the following two seasons and has only five in five seasons since.