The Los Angeles Rams match Detroit Lions’ offer sheet for Malcolm Brown to stay with the team. The contract is a 2-year, $3.25 million, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.
The contract is actually lower than the RFA tender. If the Lions didn’t make this offer, Brown would be set on a 1-year, $2.09 million contract. Brown does get a $100,000 signing bonus and $1 million guaranteed.
Signing Brown is huge because the Rams will need to depend on him more moving forward. If news sources are correct, Todd Gurley will need to limit his carries due to arthritis in his knee. Regardless, Brown did play well last season before suffering a season-ending injury.
Before the injury, Brown earned 212 rushing yards at 4.9 yards per attempt. If Brown can continue that production, the Rams won’t need to rely so heavily on Gurley. Brown did join the Rams back in 2015 as an undrafted free agent out of Texas.