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Rams sign Johnny Hekker to two-year extension, $10M guaranteed

LOS ANGELES -- Four more years was apparently not enough for Johnny Hekker, quite possibly the game's best punter.

The Los Angeles Rams tacked on two additional years to Hekker's contract Monday, keeping him with the team through the 2022 season.

The deal gives Hekker $10 million guaranteed, the most ever for a punter, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Hekker has been named first-team All-Pro three times in six NFL seasons. Last year, he downed an NFL-record 51 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line. Hekker registered a 46.0-yard net average on 98 punts that year, breaking his own NFL record from 2013 (44.2-yard net average on 78 punts).

Hekker, who initially signed a six-year extension in 2014, downed all five of his punts inside the 20-yard line in Sunday's 46-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

The Rams signed defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks through 2018 earlier on Monday. They're still looking to agree on extensions with defensive tackle Aaron Donald, inside linebacker Alec Ogletree and defensive back Lamarcus Joyner.