Dec 26, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jerome Baker (55) tackles Las Vegas Raiders tight end Jason Witten (82) during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Dolphins LB Jerome Baker agrees to 3-year, $39M extension

Miami Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract extension, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told multiple media outlets on Sunday.

The extension includes $28.4 million guaranteed.

Baker, 24, has led the Dolphins in tackles in each of the last two seasons. He had 126 in 2019 and 112 the following season.

Baker had a career-best seven sacks and two forced fumbles in 16 games (11 starts) in 2020.

Baker has recorded 317 tackles, 11.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two interceptions in 48 career games (37 starts). He was selected by the Dolphins in the third round of the 2018 NFL draft out of Ohio State.

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