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Quinn, Rams Agree to Four-year Extension

Posted Sep 13, 2014

The St. Louis Rams and defensive end Robert Quinn agreed to a four-year extension on Saturday.

The Rams have completed a four-year contract extension for defensive end Robert Quinn. The deal means the elite pass rusher is now under contract with the Rams for six years, through the 2019 season.

"My family and I are excited about this opportunity," Quinn said. "I would like to thank Mr. Kroenke, the organization, my teammates, coaches, and the St. Louis Rams fans for their support. St. Louis has become home for my family and I, and we look forward to being here for the long term."

“This is an exciting day for the Rams,” head coach Jeff Fisher said. “I’m extremely happy for our organization as well as Robert and his family. I would like to thank Stan Kroenke for his support in making this happen. Robert’s commitment to hard work has made him one of the best defensive ends in the game, as both a pass rusher and a run defender. We’re thrilled that Robert will be a part of our defense for the long term.”

The 14th overall pick in 2011, Quinn has quickly made himself into a sack machine. Since the start of the 2012 regular season, Quinn’s 29.5 sacks is second to only JJ Watt (32 sacks) amongst NFL defenders.

“This is a very happy day for the St. Louis Rams and Robert Quinn,” general manager Les Snead said. “Since his arrival, Robert has progressed into one of the top disruptive forces at the defensive end position.”

And it was last season that truly entrenched Quinn among the game’s best. The 24-year-old tallied a franchise record 19 sacks, breaking the mark of 17 set by Kevin Carter in the 1999 championship season. Additionally, he forced seven fumbles and recovered two -- returning one for the first touchdown of his career.

And he’s been planning for an even better 2014.

“I always set my bar high,” Quinn said during training camp. “No matter what I had the previous season, I always it extremely high. And I always strive for something outrageous, and if you fall a little bit short it’s usually a pretty good season.”

He’ll be in action tomorrow in Tampa when the Rams take on the Buccaneers.

“Robert, along with his fellow defensive teammates, are a key element to our team and organization,” Snead said. “We know Robert and his teammates will provide great contributions tomorrow against Tampa Bay, the remainder of this season and into the future for the St. Louis Rams.”