The St. Louis are quietly reloading and repositioning themselves to become a factor again in the NFC west.
NFL.com is reporting that the Rams and line backer James Laurinaitis have agreed to a new five-year extension worth $41.5 million.
The deal would keep the 2009 second round pick under contract until the 2017 season.
$23 million of the deal is guaranteed.
Laurinaitis has started all 48 career games since being drafted out of Ohio State, and has been a solid tackling machine over that span.
The Rams now have their two best defensive players locked up for the future with the extension of Chris Long earlier this summer.