Rams Agree to Huge Deal With Key Lineman Ahead of Free Agency

The Los Angeles Rams are signing a key lineman to a huge contract extension.

Dec 17, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay watches game action
Dec 17, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay watches game action / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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The Los Angeles Rams surprised more than a few with their playoff appearance this past season. Their success was spurred by the offense, and an upstart O-line at that, which played a key role in this explosive unit reaching its full potential.

Now, ahead of free agency, Los Angeles is rewarding one of its lineman.

The Rams are re-signing starting right guard Kevin Dotson to a three-year deal, according to Bleacher Report's Jordan Schultz. The new contract is worth $48 million, showing a big investment from LA into its O-line.

Dotson took his play to the next level after he was traded by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the preseason in exchange for a couple mid-round picks. He made 14 starts for the Rams and earned a career-best 85.2 overall grade from ProFootballFocus, smashing his previous best of 66.2.

The 6-foot-4, 312-pound guard was about to hit the open market as a free agent before this deal. Luckily he and the Rams were able to work something out, as surely several teams were eyeing adding Dotson when legal tampering opens on Monday.

This move now brings back a key contributor on an offense that led this team to the postseason in 2023. Assuming Los Angeles adds the defensive improvements it needs this offseason, Sean McVay's squad will be in great position to make another playoff run in 2024.

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