C Brian Allen, LT Joe Noteboom return to Los Angeles Rams
Center Brian Allen returns to the Los Angeles Rams on a three-year contract, the team announced Monday.
The deal is worth $24 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Allen, 26, started 16 games for the Super Bowl champion Rams last season and all four of their playoff games.
Among centers, he ranked No. 14 in ESPN’s running block win rate measure (67.3%) and No. 24 in passing block win rate (91.2%). ) in 2021.
He didn’t play in 2020 as he wasn’t ready to return to play after suffering a knee injury in 2019 which ended his season after nine games.
The Rams selected him in the fourth round of the 2018 draft, and he played 38 games with 25 starts for the franchise over four seasons.
The Rams also avoided a major hole at left tackle by agreeing terms with longtime replacement Joe Noteboom on a three-year deal before he hit the market.
His deal is worth up to $47.5 million and includes $25 million in guaranteed money, a source told ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry.
Noteboom, who was a substitute starter last season, is expected to take on a starting role in 2022.
Los Angeles also agreed to a deal with versatile backup offensive lineman Coleman Shelton, who started games at center and left guard last season. Shelton was given a two-year contract.
Shelton is a possible replacement if starting right guard Austin Corbett leaves. The Los Angeles-area native has become a dependable player on the inside line since being knocked out by two teams and then joining the Rams for the 2019 season.
ESPN’s Kevin Seifert and The Associated Press contributed to this report.