The Los Angeles Rams announced Sunday that they’ve agreed to terms with OLB Dante Fowler on a new contract.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Fowlers receives a one-year contract worth $14 million from the Rams.
Reports had said that the Rams were interested in keeping Fowler, who was in line to be one of the top pass rushers available this week. However, it appears as though they were able to strike a deal and prevent him from testing the open market.
Fowler, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2015. He was traded to the Rams last year for a 2019 third-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick.
Fowler played out the final year of his four-year, $23.5 million rookie contract and because the Jaguars declined his fifth-year option, he was set to be an unrestricted free agent.
In 2018, Fowler appeared in 15 games for the Jaguars and Rams and recorded 30 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, two recoveries and a pass defense.
We had him featured in our Top 100 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.