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Rams sign Michael Brockers to three-year extension

The Los Angeles Rams further solidify their defensive line by agreeing to a new deal with the fifth-year defensive lineman.

The Los Angeles Rams on Thursday afternoon announced that the team has re-signed veteran defensive tackle Michael Brockers to a three-year extension.

Brockers had elected to pick up the fifth-year option worth $6.1 million from his rookie deal that was a four-year, $9.5 million contract. He is now under contract with Los Angeles through the 2019 season. 

Since entering the league as the 14th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Brockers has been a steady and reliable player for the Rams racking up 14.5 sacks through his first four seasons. He has also proven to be quite durable playing in every regular season game in each of the last three seasons, including making 57 consecutive starts.  

“Retaining Michael was a priority for our organization,” Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher said. “Our defensive front has always been important to us, and Michael has been a significant part in what we do on that side of the football since we drafted him. We’re excited that he is going to continue his career with us here in Los Angeles.”

The 25-year-old is also coming arguably his best campaign that saw him finish with career highs with 77 total tackles and 12 tackles for loss. The Rams now have their entire starting defensive line under contract through the 2018 season. 

This move comes just a couple of weeks after the front office agreed to terms on a four-year, $40 million extension with speedy wide receiver Tavon Austin

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