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Report: Cowboys, Texans, Cardinals, & Dolphins Interested In Trading For Rams DT Michael Brockers

Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net reports that the Cowboys, Texans, and Cardinals have all reached out to the Rams about a trade for DT Michael Brockers.

  • According to Pauline, Dolphins are also among the interested teams in Brockers.

There were rumors of teams being interested in Brockers earlier this week, even though the Rams denied any interest in trading the former first-round pick.

St. Louis picked up Brockers’  fifth-year option, which will pay him $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.

According to OverTheCap.com, trading Brockers would free up $1,688,454 in available cap space while creating $1,341,273 in dead money.

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.

  • guitpiksrv

    No, to trading the stalwart in the center of the DLine. One of the biggest reasons that Aaron Donald was the DROY was directly because of the presence of Brockers. If the offensive line doubles on Donald, Brockers is going to all over the QB/RB. Even doubled, Brockers collapses the pocket from the center of the line. He may not get all of the numbers, but those numbers for his teammates are there because of the work that he’s doing. Nope, the Rams need to re-sign him this season. I wasn’t a fan of his selection, but he’s proved me wrong.

  • I wonder what Fisher is looking for in return? We should at least get a high 2nd round pick back for Brockers.

    • guitpiksrv

      Who’s going to replace him, Fairley? I don’t think so. Trading Brockers would serve only to weaken a strength on the team. And a 2nd isn’t going to make up for it.

  • Lydia Sifuentez Moreno

    Brockers is from Houston. Bring him home Texans!!

    • guitpiksrv

      You’re going to have to want him real bad to get the Rams to trade him. His price will be high. There’s really no reason to trade Brockers. The Rams D is set, making any changes would just weaken the team. Now, the rams need to focus on offense.

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