Rams sign P Hekker to extension

Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker (6) punts the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams and punter Johnny Hekker agreed on a one-year contract extension through the 2023 season, ESPN reported Saturday.

Hekker will receive $4.25 million via the extension, including $3 million in guaranteed money, according to ESPN.

Hekker will earn $3.25 million in base salary this season.

Hekker, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, has a 47.0 career average in 112 games over seven seasons. The average is second all-time behind Shane Lechler (47.6 from 2000-17).

The 29-year-old Hekker averaged 46.3 yards on 43 punts last season.

The Rams often use the former high school quarterback on fake punts. He’s 11-of-19 passing for 156 yards and one touchdown during his NFL career.

The Rams open the season Sunday at the Carolina Panthers.

--Field Level Media