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Rams To Pick Up DT Michael Brockers’ Fifth-Year Option

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams are expected to pick up the fifth-year option on DT Michael Brockers.

This move will cost the Rams $6.146 million for the 2016 season. However, this figure is guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t prevent them from working out a long-term deal that would come with a lower cap figure.

Brockers, 24, has one year remaining on his four-year, $9.522 million rookie contract that included a $5.365 million signing bonus. He stands to make a base salary of $1,688,454 for he 2015 season.

In 2014,  Brockers appeared in all 16 games for the Rams and recorded 32 tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 53 defensive tackle out of 69 qualifying players.