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March 20, 2021 11:56 AM
Lions' Michael Brockers: Contract restructured
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers' restructured contract with the Lions is for three years and has a total value of $24 million with $11 million in guarantees, Mike Garafolo of reports.

Brockers' restructured deal comes in the wake of his trade from the Rams earlier in the week. Since Brockers' previous contract had no guarantees, the Rams "tried to slash his pay before dealing him," according to Garafolo. The veteran compiled 51 tackles and five sacks in 2020 and will likely start at defensive tackle for Detroit in the coming season.

March 17, 2021 12:24 PM
Lions' Michael Brockers: Officially dealt to Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions completed their trade for Brockers on Wednesday, acquiring him from the Rams in exchange for a 2023 seventh-round pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Similar to Los Angeles' deal with Detroit earlier this offseason that swapped Jared Goff and Matthew Stafford, one of the Rams' main incentives in this trade appears to be clearing cap space. After signing a three-year, $24 million deal with Los Angeles last March, Brockers was apparently unwilling to restructure his contract when the Rams requested an adjustment, according to Rapoport. After finding a team willing to take on Brockers' remaining money in Detroit, the Rams will clear $6.2 million in cap space while receiving future late-round compensation. Brockers should slot in as a starter at defensive tackle for Detroit.

March 17, 2021 12:52 AM
Lions' Michael Brockers: Trade to Detroit in place
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions are finalizing a trade to acquire Brockers from the Rams for an unspecified return Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The 30-year-old has spent his entire career with the Rams, but he'll now make his way to the Lions for his 10th season in the NFL. Brockers signed a three-year, $24 million deal with Los Angeles in March of 2020, and according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the two sides were unable to agree to adjusted contract terms, leading to the trade. Brockers had 51 tackles (21 solo) and five sacks in 15 games last season, which is his highest sack total since 2013, and he will provide an immediate boost on the defensive line for Detroit,

February 11, 2021 11:32 AM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Manages five sacks in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers recorded 51 tackles (21 solo) and five sacks across 15 regular-season contests in 2020.

Brockers recorded the second-highest sack total of his career in 2020, feasting on opposing offensive lines that were more concerned with stopping the likes of Aaron Donald (13.5 sacks) and Leonard Floyd (10.5 sacks). The Rams have a potential out from Brockers' contract after 2021, but the 30-year-old veteran is set to reprise his usual starting role with the team for at least one more season.

January 8, 2021 03:04 PM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Activated from COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

Coach Sean McVay said earlier in the week that he expected Brockers to play in Saturday's wild-card round matchup with the Seahawks, and this move officially paves the way for the defensive end's return after Brockers missed the season finale against Arizona. Brockers chipped in 51 tackles and five sacks this season, and he has 14 tackles and 0.5 sacks in four career playoff games.

January 5, 2021 09:20 PM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Slated to return Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that he expects Brockers to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list for Saturday's wild-card game against the Seahawks.

It's unclear when Brockers will return to practice, but it sounds like there's a chance that he'll be present Thursday. Brockers' return would be a major boost for the Rams' defense, as he accrued 51 tackles and five sacks over 15 games this season.

January 1, 2021 04:00 PM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Won't face Cardinals in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Sean McVay said Brockers (undisclosed) will not play Sunday against the Cardinals, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

With Brockers having been moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list on New Year's Eve, the defensive end's Week 17 status immediately came into question. It's now confirmed the 30-year-old will be forced into his first game absence of the 2020 campaign, elevating Morgan Fox into a potential starting role for Los Angeles' regular-season finale. Fox has recorded sacks in two of his past three appearances heading into the divisional clash.

December 31, 2020 02:48 PM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Lands on COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams placed Brockers (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.

Whether Brockers has tested positive for the virus or is isolating after being deemed a close contact, he won't be eligible to play Week 17. Morgan Fox will be a candidate to start at defensive end against the Cardinals on Sunday in his stead.

December 11, 2020 10:40 AM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Collects two sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers had five tackles (three solo) and two sacks during Thursday's 24-3 win over the Patriots.

Brockers now has five sacks on the year, which puts him in striking distance of breaking his own season-best record (5.5). The veteran still possesses fair fantasy upside in plus matchups.

December 10, 2020 11:40 AM
Rams' Michael Brockers: All clear Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers (neck) doesn't carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Patriots, Cameron DaSilva of the USA Today reports.

Brockers' coach Sean McVay told reporters Tuesday that he was expected to play, so this news isn't quite surprising. The veteran has been solid in a starting role this year, racking up 38 tackles (15 solo) and three sacks over 12 games. Brockers is set to assume his usual role for Thursday's game, looking to wreck havoc with Aaron Donald across the defensive line.

December 9, 2020 01:52 PM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Limited in practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers (neck) was limited in practice Tuesday and is expected to play Thursday according to head coach Sean McVay, Kevin Modesti of The Daily News reports.

Brockers was bumped up from DNP to LP in his second day on the practice field, a good sign the veteran defensive end is nearing full strength. Although McVay appears confident that Brockers will be on the field come Thursday, look for the final injury report coming Wednesday to paint a better picture of his game day status.

December 7, 2020 11:00 PM
Rams' Michael Brockers: DNP on Monday's injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers was listed as a non-participant on the Rams' estimated injury report Monday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

The LSU product hasn't missed a start all season, but his status may be in question with a short week ahead. Brockers suffered a stinger during Sunday's 38-28 win over the Cardinals, ending his afternoon at a season-low 30 defensive snaps and one tackle. He'll have two more days to show progress on the practice field before Los Angeles hosts New England on Thursday night.

December 7, 2020 04:24 PM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Suffers stinger
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers sustained a stinger during Sunday's win over the Cardinals, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

The 29-year-old played a season-low 47 percent of defensive snaps Sunday, but it appears he avoided a significant injury. However. Brockers' status for Thursday's matchup with the Patriots is in question with the short turnaround.

October 27, 2020 09:24 AM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Busy in MNF win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers recorded a season-high seven tackles (three solo) during Monday's 24-10 win over the Bears.

The veteran had one of his better games of the season Monday and showcased his fantasy upside. However, Brockers hasn't been a consistent contributor this year with 13 of his 24 tackles coming in just two games.

April 3, 2020 01:04 PM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Medically cleared
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers (ankle) passed a physical to finalize his three-year contract with the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Brockers originally agreed to a three-year deal with the Ravens, but it later fell through because the team was concerned about an ankle sprain he suffered in Week 17 of last season. The Rams don't seem bothered by the issue and thus will keep their 2012 first-round pick in the fold.

March 27, 2020 10:40 AM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Returns to Rams after deal falls through
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers (ankle) signed a three-year deal worth up to $31.5 million with the Rams on Friday after his reported deal with the Ravens fell through, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The 29-year-old reportedly agreed to a similar deal with Baltimore at the start of free agency, but something came up along the way that prevented the two sides from officially putting pen to paper. Brockers sprained his left ankle in the season finale and didn't require surgery, but it's possible the Ravens had concerns with the injury that held up the signing. The veteran defensive end had 63 tackles (34 solo) and three sacks in 16 games last season and is set to begin his ninth season with the Rams in 2020.

March 16, 2020 09:00 PM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Lands in Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Ravens and Brockers (ankle) agreed to a contract Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The 29-year-old will head to a new team for the first time in his career after spending the past eight seasons with the Rams. Brockers sprained his ankle in the final game of the regular season against the Cardinals, but he's expected to be ready for training camp and didn't require offseason surgery. He racked up a career-high 63 tackles in 2019, and he'll likely slot into the starting lineup in the Baltimore front heading into 2020.

December 31, 2019 06:24 PM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Won't need surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers sprained his ankle in Sunday's matchup with Arizona but will not need offseason surgery, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

In addition to recovering from the injury, Brockers will also be looking for a new contract in the offseason, so not needing surgery is a silver lining for the 29-year-old. He finishes 2019 having played all 16 games for the third consecutive season, tallying a career-high 63 tackles (34 solo) and adding three sacks and one pass breakup.

December 29, 2019 07:12 PM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Carted off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers exited on a cart with a left leg injury during Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

It's unlikely Brockers returns to this contest. The veteran defensive end achieved a career-high 64 tackles this year, and he added three sacks and a pass breakup as well. If Brockers is indeed unable to return, Morgan Fox and Tanzel Smart will split reps in his place.

December 27, 2019 08:00 PM
Rams' Michael Brockers: Full participant Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brockers (knee) was a full go at Friday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Brockers did not practice in any capacity on Wednesday or Thursday, but he nevertheless looks ready to suit up in Sunday's season finale. If Brockers' knee issue flares up, Morgan Fox is in line to take over at defensive end.

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