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Report: Giants, Manning finishing four-year, $84M deal


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The New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning reportedly are close to a four-year, $84 million contract extension.

Sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on Thursday that the sides are working out final details and could sign the deal Friday.

Manning said Tuesday that he wanted to sign a deal before the start of the season. The Giants play at Dallas on Sunday.

“I’m not a big fan of contract negotiations during the season,” Manning said on WFAN. “I’m hoping if this thing is gonna get done, it’s gonna get done quickly.”

Manning, 34, is in the final year of his second NFL contract. Without a new contract, his franchise tag number next season would be about $24 million.

But it looks like Manning will fellow 2004 first-rounders Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers, along with Cam Newton and Russell Wilson, as quarterbacks who this year have signed deals worth around $21 million per season.

Manning completed a career-best 63.1 percent of his passes for 4,410 yards, 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2014.

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