K Brown signs with Rams

ST. LOUIS (TICKER) —The St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with former Seattle Seahawks kicker Josh Brown.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the NFL Network reported that the contract was worth $14.2 million, including a $4 million signing bonus.

If the figures are accurate, Brown would become the league’s highest paid kicker.

The signing of Brown comes on the same day that longtime Rams kicker Jeff Wilkins announced his retirement. Wilkins, who spent his last 11 seasons with the Rams, is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer with 1,223 points.

Brown has created much heartache for the Rams since he joined the Seahawks as a seventh-round selection out of Nebraska in the 2003 draft, hitting game-winning kicks from 38 and 54 yards out in the final seconds to secure thrilling wins for Seattle during the 2006 season.

The five-year veteran connected on all 43 of his extra-point attempts and 28-of-34 field goals last season. For his career, Brown has converted 116-of-145 field goal attempts and missed just one extra point in 224 chances.

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Updated Saturday, Mar 1, 2008