Rams agree to keep Tyler Higbee in L.A. for two more seasons
Tight end Tyler Higbee has been there since the beginning of the Rams’ return to Los Angeles in 2016.
Higbee, a fourth-round draft pick that year, played under former coach Jeff Fisher for one season and is in his seventh season under Sean McVay.
On Friday, the Rams announced that Higbee agreed on a two-year extension through the 2025 season. Terms were not disclosed but it includes $17 million in guarantees, according to NFL.com.
“Been here my entire career,” Higbee said after practice. “Love this place, love this team, this organization. So, feel very grateful and blessed to be able to continue playing here.”
Higbee, 30, was in the final year of his contract and carries a salary-cap number of $9.1 million this season, according to overthecap.com.
He said the Rams approached his agent during the week about finalizing a deal.
“He is a glue guy for this team,” McVay said before practice. “He epitomizes a lot of the things that we’re looking for. ... He sets the example every single day.”
Matthew Stafford has had some success Indianapolis, including comebacks, and the quarterback needs to get the Rams back on track on the road against the Colts.
In seven-plus seasons, Higbee has 317 catches for 3,239 yards and 20 touchdowns. He has 11 receptions for 132 yards in three games this season.
Higbee has been nursing an Achilles injury but is expected to play Sunday in Indianapolis.
The extension is the third contract Higbee has signed with the Rams. He was asked if he considered testing the market for the first time.
“No doubt, it always crosses your mind, I think, for everybody at some point,” he said. “But again, I love this organization. I’ve given everything that I have and I will continue to do the same, and just wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”
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