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Redskins OT Williams agrees to record $66M extension


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Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams agreed to a five-year, $66 million extension, according to multiple reports Saturday.

The deal makes Williams the highest-paid offensive tackle in NFL history.

Williams will receive $43.25 million in guarantees and $32 million at signing, and will average $13.2 million per year.

Williams, 27, confirmed the extension on Twitter: “Happy to announce I will be a Redskin for the next 5 years. This is a dream come true HTTR 4 Life.”

Williams, who was entering the final year of his contract, said in May that his desire to re-sign with the Redskins was a “no-brainer.”

Williams just completed his fourth season as an offensive captain for the Redskins and has been among the league’s top left tackles since he was selected fourth overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.

In 2014, Williams joined Chris Samuels and Joe Jacoby as the only Redskins tackles to make three consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

Williams battled through multiple injuries to play in and start 15 games in 2014.

“I’m just not going to worry about it,” Williams said several days ago when asked about his contract negotiations. “Like you said, it’s up at the end of the year and as of right now I just got to give Washington one of the best years of my career. That’s my focus, just getting better, being better than last year and the contract situation; it will work out, hopefully. I really don’t have a say in that.”

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