Less than 24 hours after an abysmal showing, the Los Angeles Rams are in the news for something other than getting shutout.
The Rams are reportedly signing defensive tackle Michael Brockers to a contract extension.
Ironically, the deal was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Los Angeles had already picked up the 2017 option year on the 2012 NFL Draft’s No. 14 overall pick.
The fifth-year defensive tackle is coming off perhaps his best season as a pro. Last year Brockers totaled 44 tackles and 3 sacks in 16 games. It was his best season since his second year in the league where the DT registered 46 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
Brockers, 25, has 155 tackles, 14.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in his career, all with the Rams.
The starting defensive tackle had two tackles during the Rams’ nightmare game against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.
Alongside stud defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Brockers forms one of the best interior D-line combinations in the league. The Rams boast one of the best defensive fronts in the NFL with the two tackles coupled with Robert Quinn and William Hayes on the edges.
We just didn’t see that formidable defensive line Monday night in a bad 28-0 loss to the 49ers.