The Los Angeles Rams announced Thursday night that they’ve reached an agreement with ILB Alec Ogletree on a four-year contract extension.
- According to Ian Rapoport, Ogletree receives a four-year, $42 million extension with over $30 million guaranteed.
- This new contract will keep Ogletree under team control through the 2021 season and leaves him second only to Luke Kuechly in terms of guaranteed money for an inside linebacker.
“Alec has evolved into a true leader of our football team and we are excited to sign him to this extension,” Rams General Manager Les Snead said. “His teammates voted him as a captain in back-to-back seasons for a reason – and it’s not only because of his production, but his character and resiliency. We look forward to Alec helping our team emerge as a consistent winner for years to come.”
The two parties had been negotiating an extension for months now, but it appears as though they were finally able to strike an agreement to keep Ogletree in Los Angeles for the foreseeable future.
Ogletree, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $7.03 million contract but had his fifth-year option picked up last year, which means he was set to make a base salary of $8.369 million for the 2017 season before testing the open market next year.
In 2017, Ogletree has appeared in five games and recorded 35 tackles, two sacks, and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 81 linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.