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Rams Lose DT Michael Brockers to the Baltimore Raves Via Free Agency

The Rams relationship with former first-round draft pick Michael Brockers is about to come to a close, as reports say that Brockers has come to terms with the AFC North champion Baltimore Ravens.

Betting online in New jersey state you would have seen that Brockers was not expected to return to the Rams, but for him to get a big offer right off the bat does come as somewhat of a surprise.

Reports say that the pending free agent is heading to the Ravens after agreeing to a three-year, $30-million contract.

Monday was the start of the NFL’s so-called “legal tampering” period, when agents can negotiate with teams in advance of the start of the new league year and free agency on Wednesday, and likely that is when the deal will be announced by Baltimore.

The 29-year-old Brockers has basically grown up in the Rams organization, as he joined the team after being the Rams’ 14th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Brockers started his tenure with the Rams in St.Louis, playing alongside some big name linemen such as Chris Long, Robert Quinn and one of the biggest names in the game currently on defense that being Aaron Donald.

The Rams felt Brockers deserved an extension in 2016, and gave him a three-year deal. He carried a cap number of $10.8 million last season, his last year of the three-year extension.

“I know it’s a business. I understand teams — sometimes they love a guy but they still have to let him go,” Brockers said after playing what now will be his last game with the Rams. “That could be the situation.

“Hopefully it’s not. But I’ve been in this business long enough to understand that some tough choices have to be made.”

The Rams could be lined up with a tough offseason of losing players, as the team has 10 pending unrestricted free agents, including Brockers who is not going to be coming back in 2020.

The Ravens have been known for years for playing a physical style of defense that should suit Brockers well.

Baltimore went out and acquired another NFC West player that the Rams knew all too well last offseason, that being former Seahawks safety Earl Thomas.

Now they add another piece with Brockers, who should be able to add size and strength up front for a Ravens team that wants to get even better stopping the run in 2020.

Look for this to be just the beginning for the Rams to lose some high profile players.


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