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Rams pick up fifth-year options on receiver Tavon Austin and linebacker Alec Ogletree

Rams pick up fifth-year options on receiver Tavon Austin and linebacker Alec Ogletree

The Rams on Monday picked up the fifth-year options on receiver Tavon Austin and linebacker Alec Ogletree, the team’s first-round draft picks in 2013, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, which created a rookie wage scale in 2011, first-year players sign four-year contracts, but teams have an option to exercise a fifth-year option for first-round picks.

Austin, the eighth overall pick in 2013, was the Rams' leading receiver last season, catching 52 passes, five for touchdowns. He also rushed for four touchdowns and scored on a punt return.

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