The Los Angeles Rams are making sure one of their defensive stalwarts will remain under contract heading into the next decade. The Rams announced that they have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with linebacker Alec Ogletree. The deal is worth $42 million and includes $30 million in guarantees. Rams GM Les Snead said: “Alec has evolved into a true leader of our football team and we are excited to sign him to this extension. 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”.
Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones said a hip flexor injury won’t keep him from playing against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Jones, who suffered the injury in a Week 4 loss to Buffalo, had last week’s bye to rest and recover. He has been limited the last two days of practice. Jones told reporters: “I feel great. We just have a plan here. I’ve been doing it the whole year. So, limited means really nothing. I’ll be ready to go”. Jones leads the 3-1 Falcons with 19 catches for 295 yards, but he has yet to score a touchdown.
Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler shrugged off fans chanting for the Dolphins to insert backup Matt Moore during Sunday’s game. But receiver Jarvis Landry heard it and is fed up with it: “We don’t buy into the fans of who they want to play quarterback. If they want to change the players, we can’t buy into all that. I believe it’s disrespectful. A man [Cutler] who comes out and works his [butt] off. For people to not understand what’s really going on, or to not have even touched the field before, to say we want somebody else to be playing, and don’t understand the situation or know what’s going on. They just want to be on Twitter or just want to start a damn chant. And it’s embarrassing as a player to have fans like that. It’s embarrassing. He’s our quarterback. We stand by him regardless”. Some fans chanted “We Want Moore” when the offense was struggling during Sunday’s 16-10 win against Tennessee. Of the emotion that Landry shows on the sideline, he said that’s a reflection of frustration: “It happens. When you’ve got guys that want to win, when you’ve got guys who truly believe in themselves and guys around them and not having the success you’re capable of, it gets frustrating. We have to find ways to combat that and make plays and make it right. On the field a lot of people’s perception would be different if they knew me off it. I get one day to get unleashed and that day happens to be on Sunday”.