Per ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the Los Angeles Rams have signed DT Michael Brockers to a three-year extension:
Source: I'm told the #Rams have agreed to the framework of a 3yr extension through 2019 with DT Michael Brockers.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 13, 2016
Btw, the #Rams 3yr-extension with DT Michael Brockers was agreed to Monday.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 13, 2016
On one front, it’s solid news for a core member of the Rams’ defensive line. Brockers was the Rams’ first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft after two successive trades out of the #2 overall spot ultimately used by Washington to select Robert Griffin III. In his four NFL seasons, Brockers has 109 tackles and 14.5 sacks.
On the other front...it’s pretty obvious why the Rams waited to announce the deal. As Anderson helpfully passes on, it’s "good news!" Wonder why the Rams would need to hold on to some good news to announce today. It takes away the focus off of other Rams news, and I can’t remember what that might have been with the Brockers extension announcement! Just overcome with pride and joy at this news!
In all seriousness, this seems good and wise and prudent. Hooray.
(UPDATED Sep. 15, 2:51pm ET)
It’s official. Per a team release:
The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with DT Michael Brockers, the team announced today. After exercising Brockers’ fifth-year option during the 2015 offseason, the defensive tackle is now under contract with Los Angeles through the 2019 season.
"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."