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Rams Sign Brandin Cooks To A Five-Year Extension
As's Josh Alper put it, "Brandin Cooks has spent time with three teams over the last two years, but he won’t be moving on to a fourth anytime soon."

The wide receiver signed a five-year extension with the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced on Tuesday.

"Brandin Cooks has shown himself to be a class act on and off the field since the first day he joined our team," Rams coach Sean McVay said in a statement released by the team. "He's a proven professional in this league and signing him to a long-term contract was always our goal. We're excited to keep Brandin in a Rams uniform through 2023."

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the extension is worth $80 million. That means Cooks is tied to the Rams for six years at $88 million.

Cooks joined the Rams via trade, with the New England Patriots sending the speedy receiver to Los Angeles during the offseason.

Cooks caught 65 passes for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns during his lone regular season in New England and then caught 10 more passes for 155 yards during the playoffs before being knocked out of the Super Bowl with a concussion.

For the Rams, the rebuilding of their receiving corps continues.

Remember, the team flipped their position room dramatically from 2016 and had one of the top units in the league last year. Robert Woods enjoyed a breakthrough year with 56 catches for 781 yards. Cooper Kupp, a rookie, immediately earned a starting role and had 62 catches for 869 yards. Sammy Watkins, who the Rams traded for in training camp last summer, had 39 catches for 593 yards but moved on to Kansas City as an unrestricted free agent.

But Cooks brings something altogether different to the table: He had 16 receptions on passes thrown 20-plus yards downfield last season, tied with DeAndre Hopkins for most in the NFL.

While Jared Goff tends to throw more short and intermediate passes, that could change with Cooks now on board. Remember, the team was clear about their desire to extend Cooks ever since acquiring him.

Now that they have come to an agreement with Cooks, the Rams can turn their attention back toward talks with defensive tackle Aaron Donald about the deal he’s been trying to land for most of the last two years.