Rams, James Laurinaitis agree to five-year extension

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Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis agreed to a five-year extension with the team worth $41.5 million (Jay Drowns/Getty Images)

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The St. Louis Rams and middle linebacker James Laurinaitis agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $41.5 million with $23.5 million guaranteed, the team announced Saturday.

Laurinaitis, a second round selection of the 2009 NFL draft, will be under contract through the 2o17 season.