LOS ANGELES — Linebacker Alec Ogletree agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams through the 2021 season on Thursday night.
The Rams (3-2) reached the deal with Ogletree, their top tackler and a key leader on their defence, early in his fifth season with his only NFL club.
#Rams & LB Alec Ogletree agreed on a 4-yr extension worth $42M with over $30M in guarantees. Guarantees 2nd only to Kuechly at ILB
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 13, 2017
“Alec has evolved into a true leader of our football team,” general manager Les Snead said. “His teammates voted him as a captain in back-to-back seasons for a reason, and it’s not only because of his production, but his character and resiliency. We look forward to Alec helping our team emerge as a consistent winner for years to come.”
The St. Louis Rams drafted Ogletree in the first round out of Georgia in 2013. 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 co-ordinator Wade Phillips.