Alec Ogletree signs new four-year deal with LA Rams
By The Associated Press
Last Updated: 13/10/17 8:13am
Linebacker Alec Ogletree has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams through to the 2021 season.
The Rams (3-2) announced the deal Thursday night with their top tackler and a key leader on their defence.
According to NFL.com, the deal is worth $42m with $30m in guarantees.
Ogletree is in his fifth season with the Rams, who drafted him in the first round out of Georgia.
He took over a key role as their middle linebacker last season, and he has remained prominent during their switch to a 3-4 defence this season under new coordinator Wade Phillips.
Ogletree leads the Rams with 54 tackles in five games this season, including two sacks. He had 171 tackles by the team's count last season, the fifth-highest total in Rams history.