The Rams just locked up linebacker, Alec Ogletree, for another four years (Per @alden_gonzalez). The contract is valued at 42 million with 31 million coming in possible guarantees. This was a contract year for Ogletree so it looks like he’s shown enough for the front office to resign him now.

Alec Ogletree was a first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and has been a key contributor on defense. Ogletree became the leader of the defense after the great, James Laurinaitis, left to the Saints. Ogletree has had an extremely consistent career as he has gotten 110 plus tackles in every season he played 16 games. The only injury Ogletree got that made him miss games was a broken fibula in 2014, which cause him to miss the final twelve games of that season. He is off to a good start statistically this year as he has 35 tackles, two sacks, and two pass deflections in 5 games so far this season. However, many Rams fans have been frustrated by Olgetree looking out of place and tackling poorly at times. The former Georgia product is also a key leader on defense and will be now for upcoming years.  Ogletree has been voted a captain by his teammates the past two seasons. Now it is time for Les Snead and co. to sign star defensive end, Aaron Donald, for the future.

– Christian Gotzman is a staff writer for and covers the Los Angeles Rams. Like and follow on

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