Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff (16) looks to pass against Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of the NFC divisional round at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024.

Report: Lions, QB Jared Goff to talk contract extension

Quarterback Jared Goff has the Detroit Lions within one win of the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance.

With Goff and the Lions preparing to play in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the host San Francisco 49ers, NFL Network reported that Detroit is expected to engage in contract extension negotiations with the quarterback during the offseason.

Per the report, the projected deal would make Goff one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league.

Goff has one year remaining on the four-year, $134 million contract extension he signed with the Los Angeles Rams in 2109 and is due to earn $26.9 million in 2024. He spent five seasons with the Rams after they made him top overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, then was traded to Detroit as part of a deal that involved fellow quarterback Matthew Stafford on March 18, 2021.

Goff, 29, recorded a career-best 67.3 completion percentage and threw for 4,575 yards with 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions this season. He is knocking on the door of making his second Super Bowl appearance, with his first coming with the Los Angeles Rams in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots on Feb. 3, 2019.

In a season that saw the formerly pitiful Lions finish 12-5 and win the NFC North and two subsequent postseason games, Goff has become a fan favorite in Detroit. Fans at other sporting events — including the NBA’s Pistons and NHL’s Red Wings — have taken to chanting his name.

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Oct 7, 2023; London, United Kingdom; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at the NFL Experience London at the Battersea Power Station. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL extends commissioner Roger Goodell through March 2027

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell received a three-year contract extension through March 2027, the league announced Wednesday.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the NFL.

Goodell, 64, reportedly made $63.9 million per year in 2020 and 2021. His new deal is expected to be incentive-laden and likely the most lucrative given to any commissioner based on the league’s financial success with respect to its recent media rights deals.

The Compensation Committee updated the league’s owners on Wednesday that an agreement had been reached for Goodell, who now has received four extensions since taking over for Paul Tagliabue in September 2006. The previous extensions were 2009, 2012 and 2017.

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Sep 25, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (89) catches a pass over Cincinnati Bengals safety Dax Hill (23) in the second quarter of the NFL Week 3 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene-USA TODAY Sports

Rams TE Tyler Higbee signs 2-year contract extension

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee signed a two-year contract extension that spans through the 2025 season on Friday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team for Higbee, however NFL Network reported the deal has a base value of $27 million — $17 million guaranteed — and could be worth a maximum of $30.5 million.

Higbee, 30, is playing in the final season of a four-year, $29 million extension.

“He is a glue guy for this team,” Rams coach Sean McVay said of Higbee on Friday. “Really cool to see him honored as a captain, voted on by his teammates this year. He epitomizes a lot of the things we’re looking for in Rams. Mentally and physically tough, loves to compete (and) he’s got versatility. We ask a lot of our tight ends. He sets the example every single day.

Higbee has recorded 11 catches for 132 yards in three games this season. He has 317 receptions for 3,239 yards and 20 touchdowns in 113 career games (104 starts) since being selected by the Rams in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Western Kentucky.

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Jan 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) rushes against Arizona Cardinals tight end Trey McBride (85) during the third quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: 49ers’ Nick Bosa agrees to 5-year, $170M extension

Defensive end Nick Bosa agreed to a five-year, $170 million contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers that will make him the highest-paid player in NFL history, multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday.

Per reports, the deal includes $122.5 million guaranteed. The $34 million average annual salary eclipsed the $31.7 million average of Los Angeles Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

Bosa was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2022 and earned his third Pro Bowl selection with a league-leading 18.5 sacks. He was third in quarterback pressures with 58.

Bosa, 25, also had 51 tackles and two forced fumbles in 16 games (all starts) last season. He has totaled 43 sacks, 156 tackles and eight forced fumbles in 51 career games (49 starts) with the 49ers.

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Nov 13, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins fullback Alec Ingold (30) runs with the football ahead of Cleveland Browns linebacker Sione Takitaki (44) during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Dolphins make Alec Ingold highest-paid FB

Alec Ingold and the Miami Dolphins have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will make him the highest-paid fullback in the league, NFL Network reported Thursday.

The extension reportedly is worth up to $17.2 million, per the report. With an annual average value of $5.7 million, the contract exceeds the $5.4 million average earnings for San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk.

Ingold, 27, landed in Miami as a free agent in 2022. He started his NFL career as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin in 2019 with the then-Oakland Raiders.

With the Dolphins last season, he appeared in 17 games (14 starts) and caught 15 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Relied on as an old-school blocking back, Ingold also carried the ball six times for 8 yards and a score.

In 58 career games (25 starts), Ingold has gained 374 yards from scrimmage and scored five times.

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Jan 22, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) throws the ball away as he is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Trey Hendrickson (91) in the first quarter of the NFL divisional playoff football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills during an AFC divisional round game at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals DE Trey Hendrickson signs 1-year extension

The Cincinnati Bengals signed defensive end Trey Hendrickson to a one-year contract extension through the 2025 season.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the Bengals for Hendrickson, who has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons with the team.

Hendrickson, 28, followed up a career-best 14-sack season in 2021 with eight more in 2022. He also recorded three forced fumbles and 24 quarterback hits in 15 starts.

Hendrickson has totaled 42 sacks and nine forced fumbles to go along with 131 tackles in 76 career games (47 starts) with the New Orleans Saints (2017-20) and Bengals. He was selected by the Saints in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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Dec 25, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Packers, QB Jordan Love reach 1-year extension

Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love agreed to a one-year contract extension worth up to $22.5 million, including $13.5 million fully guaranteed, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday.

The extension comes prior to the deadline for teams to exercise the fifth-year option on players taken in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The Packers selected Love with the 26th overall pick to be the backup to Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay was tasked with deciding whether it would commit $20.3 million fully guaranteed for the 2024 season or have Love pocket $2.298 million for 2023 with no security beyond that campaign.

Love, 24, was handed the keys to the offense after the Packers traded Rodgers, a four-time MVP in Green Bay, to the New York Jets last week.

Love has completed 50 of 83 passes for 606 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in 10 career games.

Prior to the reported deal, Love had been sandwiched in between Seattle’s Drew Lock and Indianapolis’ Nick Foles on the 2023 NFL quarterback salary cap chart. Love’s previous deal represented just one percent of Green Bay’s personnel payroll for 2023.

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Dec 11, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills place kicker Tyler Bass (2) kicks a field goal in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets with place holder Sam Martin (8) at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Bills K Tyler Bass signs four-year contract extension

Buffalo Bills kicker Tyler Bass signed a four-year contract extension through the 2027 season.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the Bills on Friday, however ESPN reported the deal is worth up to $21 million with 12.3 million guaranteed.

Bass, 26, was headed into the final year of his rookie contract and would have been eligible for free agency in 2024.

Bass made 27 of 31 field-goal attempts — including a 56-yarder — and 48 of 50 extra-point tries in 16 games last season. He has made 83 of 97 field goals and 156 of 160 PATs in 49 career games since being selected by the Bills in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

During his rookie season, Bass set a franchise record with 141 points.

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Oct 31, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; New England Patriots linebacker Jahlani Tavai (48) reacts after the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Chargers 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pats sign LB Jahlani Tavai to 2-year extension

The New England Patriots agreed to a two-year, $4.4 million extension for linebacker Jahlani Tavai, ESPN reported Tuesday.

The deal runs through the 2024 season.

Tavai, 26, has started the last seven games for the Patriots and has 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks and four quarterback hits in 11 games this season. He has played 366 snaps on defense and 210 on special teams.

A second-round pick by Detroit in 2019, Tavai has 168 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception in 55 games (23 starts) with the Lions (2019-20) and Patriots.

He is currently playing in the final season of his four-year, $6.9 million rookie contract.

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Jun 15, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills fullback Reggie Gilliam (41) runs with the ball during minicamp at the ADPRO Sports Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Bills FB Reggie Gilliam signs two-year contract extension

Buffalo Bills fullback Reggie Gilliam signed a two-year contract extension on Sunday that runs through the 2024 season.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team, however NFL Network reported it was worth up to $5.2 million.

Gilliam, 24, played in 16 games (five starts) last season. He played 14 percent of the Bills’ snaps on offense and 77 percent on special teams.

He rushed three times for three yards and caught three passes for 23 yards last season.

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