Report: Rams to exercise Michael Brockers’s 2016 contract option

Defensive tackle Michael Brockers will be returning to the Rams for a fifth season in 2016. 

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The Rams have decided to exercise their fifth year option on defensive tackle Michael Brockers. 

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the team will pick up the option before the May 3 deadline. 

Brockers will earn just over $5 million in 2016. He had previously been on a four-year contract worth $9.52 million that he signed as a rookie. 

(h/t NFL.com)