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Greg Beacham, AP Sports Writer 

Rams re-sign TE Tyler Higbee for 4 years through 2023

 

Last updated 9/5/2019 at 12:33pm



THOUSAND OAKS — Tight end Tyler Higbee agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $31.025 million with the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, Sept. 5.

A person with knowledge of the deal says Higbee is guaranteed $15.5 million and could make $36 million over the course of the contract, which runs through the 2023 season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms weren't publicly disclosed by the team.

Higbee has played in every game during his three seasons with the Rams, who drafted him in the fourth round out of Western Kentucky in 2016. He has 60 career catches for 672 yards and four touchdowns, and he is a dependable blocker on runs and passes.

Higbee had four catches in the NFC championship game in New Orleans last season. He didn't make a reception in the Super Bowl.

Coach Sean McVay's offense doesn't typically make extensive use of a tight end as a receiver, but Higbee and fellow tight end Gerald Everett have both made key receptions for the Rams during his tenure.

Higbee's deal is the latest in a series of long-term contracts reached by the Rams, who are determined to lock in most of the core of their NFC championship roster through its prime.

Jared Goff got a $110 million guarantee in his new contract this week, joining teammates Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald and Brandin Cooks in long-term deals with the Rams. McVay and general manager Les Snead also got contract extensions earlier this year.

 

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