The St. Louis Rams have executed the 5th year option in the contract of DE Robert Quinn, which the team announced Monday afternoon. Quinn is now under contract through the 2015 season.
The Rams outstanding defensive end was selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. Last season, he earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl and was also a First-Team All-Pro selection after recording a Rams-record 19.0 sacks. The 29.5 combined sacks in the last two seasons give Quinn the second-highest total in the NFL over that time period, trailing only 2011 draft classmate J.J. Watt.