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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 2021-07-22

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Niners, LB agree to extension

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The San Francisco 49ers agreed on a five-year contract extension with Fred Warner that makes him the highest-paid off-ball linebacker in the NFL. A person familiar with the deal said Wednesday that the extension that runs through 2026 is worth about $95 million with $40.5 million in guarantees. The deal tops the $18 million a year average for Seattle’s Bobby Wagner, which had been the top at the position. In three seasons, Warner has 21 passes defensed, 3 interceptions, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 15 tackles for loss and 4 sacks.

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