James Laurinaitis Contract: LB, Rams Agree To 5-Year Extension, According To Report

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the St. Louis Rams have signed linebacker James Laurinaitis to a five-year, $41.5 million extension that runs through 2017 and includes $23.5 million guaranteed.

The contract puts Laurinaitis in the spotlight as he is now being paid like one of the elite players at his position. Turf Show Times thinks that those that don't think Laurinaitis is worth the money are wrong.

Some may say that this could be a bit too much money for Laurinaitis. Many see him as a solid MLB, but not one of the elites. I disagree. He has been right on the outside of the pro bowl team each season, while playing behind a shaky defensive line.

The former Ohio State Buckeye is in his fourth season and has amassed 376 total tackles with eight sacks and five interceptions in his career.

With Chris Long already signing an extension, the defense has solidified the two major cogs in their defense.

For more on Laurinaitis and the Rams, check out Turf Show Times.

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