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Rams Sign Brockers to Contract Extension

Posted Sep 15, 2016

DT Michael Brockers has signed a three-year contract extension, keeping him in Los Angeles through the 2019 season.

The Rams have taken care of another one of their pending free agents, signing defensive tackle Michael Brockers to a three-year contract extension, keeping him in Los Angeles through the 2019 season, the team announced on Thursday.

“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 No. 14 overall pick of the 2012 draft, the defensive tackle has been a mainstay on the Rams’ defensive line. Through Week 1 of the 2016 season, he’s played in 62 career games, making 61 starts.

Many of Brockers’ responsibilities do not show up on the stat sheet, as he frequently receives double teams, freeing up the defenders around him to make plays. Still, Brockers has recorded 287 tackles, 14.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles in his young career. He made a career-high 13 tackles in last year’s home opener against the Seahawks.