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Hekker signed a $4.25 million contract extension with the Rams on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. He's now tied to the team for five years at $18.75 million.
Hekker had an solid 2018 season, averaging 46.3 yards per punt and dropping 21 of 68 punts inside the 20.
Hekker made his only field-goal attempt and only extra-point try after being forced into kicking duties following teammate Greg Zuerlein's groin injury suffered during Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Hekker nailed a 20-yard field goal as well as a PAT to give him an unexpected four points. Considering how bad kickers were across the league Sunday, the fact Hekker could step in with zero career kicking attempts and convert both his opportunities proved rather admirable. Nonetheless, the Rams acted on their newfound situation this week, signing Sam Ficken to the roster. That'll leave Hekker to focus solely on punting again, even though he now boasts a perfect kicking record.
The NFL unveiled the Pro Bowl rosters for 2014Friday, and they come with a twist; for the first time, selections were made without regard for conference. The teams will be chosen via televised draft Jan. 22.
The special teams selections are as follows:
Punter: Brandon Fields, Dolphins; Johnny Hekker, Rams.
Placekicker: Matt Prater, Broncos; Justin Tuck" data-canon="Justin Tucker" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_PLAYER" id="shortcode0">er, Ravens.
Punt returner: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dexter McCluster, Chiefs.
Special teamer: Justin Bethel, Cardinals; Matthew Slater, Patriots.