Rams match Lions' offer sheet for RB Brown

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Lindsey ThiryESPN

Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball

The Los Angeles Rams have matched the Detroit Lions‘ offer sheet for running back Malcolm Brown, the Rams announced Friday.

The Lions’ offer sheet included a two-year deal, according to the Rams, so Brown will remain under contract through the 2020 season.

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The Rams had placed an original-round tender on Brown, whom they acquired as an undrafted free agent in 2015.

Brown has served as Todd Gurley II‘s trusted backup the past two seasons and as a standout on special teams.

Last season, Brown rushed for 212 yards in 43 carries and caught five passes for 52 yards and a touchdown before he suffered a clavicle injury in Week 13 against the

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