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Rams' Michael Brockers signs three-year extension

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Los Angeles has locked up one of its starting interior defenders.

The Rams signed defensive tackle Michael Brockers to a three-year extension, the team announced Thursday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport adds the deal is worth $33.125 million in new money with $17 million fully guaranteed.

An extension for Brockers was reported as in the works earlier this week.

"Retaining Michael was a priority for our organization," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "Our defensive front has always been important to us, and Michael has been a significant part in what we do on that side of the football since we drafted him. We're excited that he is going to continue his career with us here in Los Angeles."

The No. 14 overall pick in 2012 entered the final year of his rookie contract set to make $6.146 million.

Brockers hasn't developed into a star pass rusher, but is rock solid against the run and exceedingly durable, starting 57 straight games for the Rams

The 25-year-old Brockers entered the season as a key cog in the Rams' deep, talented front four. With Aaron Donald still on his rookie deal, Los Angeles will keep their DT tandem in place for the next several seasons.

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