Sep 27, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Detroit Lions center Frank Ragnow (77) against the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Lions make Frank Ragnow highest-paid center

The Detroit Lions and Frank Ragnow are in agreement on a four-year contract extension that makes him the NFL’s highest-paid center, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

NFL Network said the extension is worth just under $70 million and his average annual salary will be $13.5 million.

Ragnow, who turns 25 on May 17, already was under contract for the next two seasons after the Lions picked up his fifth-year option last week.

A first-round pick (20th overall) in 2018 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2020, Ragnow has started a possible 45 of 48 games in his first three seasons. He missed two games last December with a fractured throat.

Ragnow did not allow any sacks and drew only two penalties while playing 928 offensive snaps in 2020.

Los Angeles Chargers center Corey Linsley previously was the highest-paid player at his position. He signed a five-year, $62.5 million deal in March for an average annual salary of $12.5 million.

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