Sep 22, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) reacts with offensive tackle Brian O'Neill (75) after catching a 35 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins (not shown) against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings RT Brian O’Neill signs multi-year extension

Minnesota Vikings right tackle Brian O’Neill signed a multi-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Terms were not disclosed by the team, however ESPN reported the deal was for five years and $92.5 million.

Per the network, O’Neill is tied to the organization for the next six seasons. He was entering the final campaign of a four-year rookie deal.

O’Neill said Wednesday he always knew he wanted to stay with the Vikings.

“Everybody around here, I just want to be a part of it. And I’m happy to be a part of it,” he said. “There was never really a doubt as to whether or not was something was going to work or not in my mind. This is where I want to be and I want to be a Viking for my whole career.”

O’Neill, 25, has appeared in 46 career games (42 starts) since being selected by the Vikings in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He started all 16 games last season.

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Jul 30, 2021; Eagan, MN, United States; Minnesota Vikings defensive back Harrison Smith (22) takes the field at training camp at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings S Harrison Smith agrees to contract extension

All-Pro safety Harrison Smith agreed to a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

The Vikings did not announce terms of the deal, however multiple media outlets reported it was a four-year, $64 million contract extension with $26.38 million guaranteed.

Smith, 32, recorded 89 tackles, five interceptions and a half-sack in 16 games last season with the Vikings.

A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Smith has 747 tackles, 28 interceptions, 13.5 sacks, eight fumble recoveries and seven forced fumbles in 130 career games (129 starts) with Minnesota.

Smith was selected by the Vikings with the 29th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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Jul 29, 2021; Berea, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) catches a pass during training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Browns reach 3-year extension with RB Nick Chubb

The Cleveland Browns and two-time Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb reached an agreement on a three-year, $36.6 million extension, ESPN and NFL Network reported Saturday.

Chubb, 25, gets $30 million in guaranteed money, per the reports. The deal keeps Chubb under contract with the Browns through the 2024 season.

Chubb has rushed for 3,557 yards in 44 games (37 starts) to go with 28 touchdowns in Cleveland since the Browns drafted him in the second round of the 2018 draft out of Georgia.

He rushed for 1,067 yards last season despite missing four games with an MCL sprain. He made the Pro Bowl in each of the past two seasons.

He was four rushing yards shy of 1,000 in his rookie campaign. He’s also caught 72 balls for 577 yards and two touchdowns out of the backfield.

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Jan 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) drops back to pass during the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Browns QB Baker Mayfield: ‘No rush’ to sign extension

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield said Wednesday that he is in “no rush” to sign a contract extension.

Why? Well, Mayfield said that he has “bet on myself my whole life. I’ve always taken it one day at a time, one play at a time. … I’m not going to handle it any differently now.”

Mayfield’s answer came after he initially was pressed if he’d like a deal done immediately.

“It will handle itself,” Mayfield said. “I’m sure (agents) Tom and Jack Mills are handling that. I don’t try and feed too much into that because it’s wasting my time and energy and thought process on stuff that I am not in control of right now, so I’m gonna handle what I can control.”

The Browns already have exercised the fifth-year option on Mayfield for 2022, with the top overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft set to earn $18.858 million.

Mayfield, 26, has a 23-22 record as a starter in the regular season, including an 11-5 record last season. In 2020, he completed 62.8 percent of his pass attempts for 3,563 yards to go with 26 touchdowns and a career-low eight interceptions.

He led the Browns to an upset 48-37 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC wildcard playoffs. Cleveland lost to Kansas City 22-17 in the divisional round.

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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

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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Ohio State University athletic director Gene Smith speaks to media after touring the COVID-19 mass vaccination facility set up at Ohio State's Schottenstein Center with Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

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Ohio State AD Gene Smith gets two-year extension

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has signed a two-year contract extension that would keep him in the role through 2026.

The extension would pay Smith more than $2 million per year in salary and supplemental compensation.

The extension is subject for approval by the university board of trustees committee, which is meeting Wednesday. The full board would vote on it Thursday.

Smith signed the extension in March.

If approved, the extension would take effect July 1. He had one year remaining on the two-year extension he signed last year. Smith will be 70 years old when the new contract ends in June 2026.

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Nov 3, 2019; London, United Kingdom; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Ryquell Armstead (23) is defended by Houston Texans inside linebacker Zach Cunningham (41) in the second half during an NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium.  The Texans defeated the Jaguars 26-3. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Texans LB Cunningham agrees to 4-year extension

Texans linebacker Zach Cunningham agreed to terms on a four-year, $58 million contract extension with $23.5 million guaranteed, the Houston Chronicle reported on Sunday.

Cunningham, who was set to become a free agent at the conclusion of the 2020 season, would now be locked up through the 2024 campaign.

The deal would make him the third-highest-paid inside linebacker in the NFL behind Bobby Wagner (Seattle Seahawks) and C.J. Mosley (New York Jets).

The 25-year-old Cunningham recorded 142 tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries in 16 starts last season.

Cunningham has collected 339 tackles, 3.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries in his last three seasons since being selected by the Texans in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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