“I like what we’ve got going on here,” Hayes said. Hayes earned that contract with a strong 2012. Hayes’ three-year deal was for $10.25 million, more than half of which is guaranteed. Just about every pending free agent talks that way before the fact, and many end up signing elsewhere. But Hayes really meant it. In an offseason that saw the Rams land a couple of big-ticket free agents in left tackle Chris Long and tight end Jared Cook, the re-signing of Hayes can’t be overlooked. “Like I said, I had opportunities to start, make probably a lot more money. But at the end of the day, I’ve got a head coach who believes in me, a defensive line coach who believes in me. Great teammates.