Alaric Jackson & Ronnie Rivers Sign Tenders With Rams
Alaric Jackson, Rams
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Offensive tackle Alaric Jackson has officially signed his second-round restricted free agent tender with the Los Angeles Rams. In addition, running back Ronnie Rivers has signed his exclusive rights free agent tender, keeping both players in Los Angeles for the 2024 season.

The Rams placed a second-round tender on Jackson back on March 12. That tender gave Jackson the right to negotiate with other teams, but allowed the Rams to match any offer he receives. If they did not match and he signed elsewhere, that team would have owed the Rams a second-round draft pick, placing a high value on Jackson.

Jackson did not sign elsewhere and instead signed the tender, giving him a one-year contract with the Rams worth the greater $4.89 million or 110% of his base salary from 2023. Jackson’s base salary last season was $940,000, meaning he’ll make the $4.89 million in 2024.

It’s a huge, and well-deserved, pay raise for Jackson. He started 15 games at left tackle last season in his third campaign since being an undrafted free agent signing by L.A. in 2021. He now figures to continue being the starting left tackle alongside Jonah Jackson, Steve Avila, Kevin Dotson and Rob Havenstein.

One of the players they’ll be blocking for is Rivers, the third-year running back who was given an exclusive rights free agent tender on Feb. 23. His tender, available for any free agent with less than three accrued seasons, gave the Rams the ability to retain Rivers without him allowing to negotiate with other teams simply by offering a league minimum contract.

Rivers signed his tender, meaning he is staying with the Rams for one season on a minimum deal. Rivers carried the ball 32 times for 129 yards, plus five receptions for 22 yards. He was in a bench role for the Rams throughout the season, but missed several games due to injury. He has 41 carries for 150 yards and 10 receptions for 51 yards through two seasons with the Rams.

Rams re-sign linebacker Troy Reeder

The Rams announced that they re-signed linebacker Troy Reeder on a one-year contract. Reeder has spent four of his five NFL seasons with the Rams, joining the team as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware in 2019.

Last season, Reeder appeared in all 17 games for the Rams, starting six and finishing the year 23 tackles. He was a big part of the Rams’ defense in 2020 and 2021, helping the team on its run to the Super Bowl. In those two years he totaled 172 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, eight passes defended and two interceptions.