Longtime Cowboys TE Witten signs extension through 2021 (Yahoo Sports)

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 26: Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys tries to get past Johnson Bademosi #29 of the Detroit Lions as Vince Mayle #16 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on during the first half at AT&T Stadium on December 26, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dallas tight end Jason Witten has signed a four-year contract extension that virtually guarantees the 14-year veteran will spend his entire career with the Cowboys. The deal Witten signed Tuesday runs through 2021 and leaves the final year of the two-time All Pro’s current contract intact. The extension has a maximum value of $29 million with no new guaranteed money and gives the Cowboys the flexibility to restructure and create about $4 million in salary cap space.


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Tom Brady told Robert Kraft he plans to play another six or seven years

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft did a Q&A on Monday with reporters nearly two months out from his fifth Super Bowl victory. Kraft said that Tom Brady, already considered ageless while playing at an MVP level at 39 last season told Kraft last week that he wants to play another six or seven years. When asked whether he expects Belichick to coach into his 70s, he told reporters “I hope he coaches into his 80s.” Well, George Blanda threw three passes at age 48 back in 1975 but no NFL quarterback has had an effective season as a full-time starter past age 42.

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