NFL notes: Packers reward QB Rodgers with 5-year, $110M extension

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The Green Bay Packers announced Friday that they’d signed quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a contract extension, reportedly for five years and $110 million, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Those numbers would give Rodgers the highest salary in NFL history. The Baltimore Ravens gave quarterback Joe Flacco $120.6 million over six years in March.

Locking up Rodgers was a priority for the Packers, who also reached a five-year, $66 million extension with linebacker Clay Matthews this month. The Packers are 53-27 in Rodgers’ five years as a starter, and he led them to the Super Bowl title following the 2010 season.

He has thrown for 21,661 yards and 171 touchdowns, and has had a quarterback rating of 101.2 or better in all but one season as a starter. His quarterback rating of 122.5 in 2011 is an NFL record.

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• Browns: Receiver Davone Bess, who caught 321 passes in five seasons with Miami, was acquired in a trade that involved a swap of mid-round draft picks.

• Bengals: Right tackle Andre Smith, the No. 6 overall pick in 2009, has reportedly come to terms to remain in Cincinnati. Last season he started all 16 games for the first time in his career.

• Steelers: Running back La’Rod Stephens-Howling agreed to a one-year deal. Stephens-Howling spent his first four seasons with Arizona, rushing for 652 yards and catching passes for another 534 yards.

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