KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs have signed offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to a five-year contract extension, locking up the former sixth-round pick before he reaches free agency next season.
Terms of the contract announced Tuesday weren't revealed, but the deal is believed to be worth $41.25 million, with $20 million guaranteed. That would make him one of the highest-paid offensive guards in the NFL.
Duvernay-Tardif was the 200th overall selection out of McGill University in Canada, and he arrived in Kansas City as a raw prospect brimming with potential. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound medical student quickly earned his way into the starting lineup, and has played 30 games with 27 starts over three seasons.
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He started all but two games last season, when Kansas City won the AFC West.
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