Report: Rams to exercise Michael Brockers’s 2016 contract option

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It looks like the Rams will join the group of teams exercising their fifth-year options on members of the 2012 draft class.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the team will pick up the option on defensive tackle Michael Brockers before the May 3 deadline to do so. The move will cost them just over $6.1 million and is guaranteed against injury only, so the Rams could rescind the option before the start of the next league year.

Brockers was the 14th pick of the draft and moved right into St. Louis’s starting lineup during his rookie season. He missed three games that year, but has started every game in the last two seasons and has recorded 11.5 career sacks.

Brockers is part of a talented defensive line in St. Louis that also features Robert Quinn and Chris Long flanking Brockers, Aaron Donald and Nick Fairley at defensive tackle. Fairley is only signed for 2015, however, and Long’s future in St. Louis is already the subject of speculation thanks to his plus-sized cap hits.

10 responses to “Report: Rams to exercise Michael Brockers’s 2016 contract option

  1. That’s a viscous d-line they have. I really hope it doesn’t turn into a Seattle/Oklahoma City situation where they finally get a good QB and then the team moves that year and all of a sudden they become an immediate contender.

  2. If the Rams ever bother to put the effort into finding talent at other positions besides defensive line, the people of St. Louis might actually want them to stay.

  3. If they find a long term answer at QB, Los Angeles will have a pretty interesting team.

  4. drunkwino says:
    Apr 27, 2015 4:37 PM
    If the Rams ever bother to put the effort into finding talent at other positions besides defensive
    line, the people of St. Louis might actually want them to stay.

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    The people of St. Louis do want them to stay otherwise why would they put together a task force and showed the NFL a proposed stadium plan.

  5. The people of St. Louis do want them to stay otherwise why would they put together a task force and showed the NFL a proposed stadium plan.

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    The people of St. Louis (most of them anyway) want an NFL team. They don’t want an owner that lied about keeping the team in St. Louis and clearly wants to be in LA. And they don’t really want a historically terrible team that has gone a decade without a winning season, although the anger is really at the owner, not the team.

    The new stadium plan is most likely for Jacksonville, Oakland, or San Diego. Although, it’s not out of the question that Kroenke could end up the owner of a different team in Los Angeles, with someone else taking over the Rams in St. Louis.

  6. The Rams have drafted ridiculously well on D the lasr few years. if they don’t make the playoffs again this year that is 100 percent a coaching fail because all the talent they need is there.

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