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DT Gerald McCoy signs huge 7-year extension with Buccaneers

  • FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) watches his team play during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Buccaneers worth $98 million, making him the highest-paid player at his position.   (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) watches his team play during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Buccaneers worth $98 million, making him the highest-paid player at his position. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - in this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Buccaneers worth $98 million, making him the highest-paid player at his position.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

    FILE - in this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Buccaneers worth $98 million, making him the highest-paid player at his position. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)  (The Associated Press)

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $98 million, making McCoy the highest-paid player at his position.

McCoy, a 2013 All-Pro, will get $51.5 million guaranteed, the most ever given to a defensive tackle in NFL history. His new deal will average $14 million per year.

Including his current salary for 2014, McCoy would make $111 million over the eight-year period.

The deal was concluded Saturday by McCoy's agent, Ben Dogra, and Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht.

Dogra said, "Gerald is extremely excited to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he is especially thankful to Bucs owners, coaches, and Jason Licht for working so hard throughout the process."

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