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Former Los Angeles Rams DT Michael Brockers reportedly to sign with Baltimore Ravens

The Los Angeles Rams are reported to lose their longest-tenured player in DT Michael Brockers. The Baltimore Ravens are about to sign Brockers to a 3-year, $30 million contract, according to NFL Insider, Ian Rapoport.

Nothing is official just yet, free agency doesn’t begin until March 18. Teams can legally tamper with free agents starting earlier today. There has been no shortage of news to start off free agency.

Brockers was initially drafted with the St. Louis Rams 14th overall of the 2012 NFL Draft. In eight seasons with the Rams, he started 121 of 123 games. He earned a total of 344 tackles, 43 for a loss, 23 sacks and nine pass deflections.

The loss of Brockers is a huge blow to the Rams defense. Much of what Brockers brings to the table is beyond statistics. His versatility and unselfish style of play have helped the Rams defense for almost a decade. His leadership alone is priceless and that’s something his teammates will be more than happy to tell you. The Rams were reportedly attempting to sign Brockers, but at $10 million/year, there’s no way the Rams could afford his salary.

Sources: Pro-football-reference.com, Twitter.com

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