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Roethlisberger extended through 2021

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PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team's unquestioned leader. They have handed him a new deal to prove it.

The Steelers and the two-time Super Bowl winner agreed to terms on a contract extension Wednesday that will keep Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh through the 2021 season. Roethlisberger had been set to enter the final year of a contract he signed in 2015. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Roethlisberger figures to get a significant pay bump over the $12 million he was due (with a $23 million cap hit) in 2019.

"It has always been a goal to play my entire career in Pittsburgh," Roethlisberger said in a statement. "This is home for me and my family, and we love this city. I am as excited to be a Steeler in Year 16 as I was when they drafted me. They will get my absolute best."

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Cowboys pick up RB Elliott's 2020 option

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have picked up the fifth-year option on Ezekiel Elliott's rookie contract, keeping the star running back with the club at least through 2020.

The two-time NFL rushing champion is set to make $3.9 million this season and $9.1 million in his fifth year unless Elliott and the team agree on a contract before then. The Cowboys have said they want a long-term deal with the fourth overall pick from the 2016 draft.

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Ravens extend K Tucker through 2023

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has agreed to a four-year extension designed to keep him under contract through the 2023 season.

Since breaking into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Tucker has made 90.1% of his field goal tries - the highest career percentage in NFL history. He made 35 of 39 tries in 2018, missing only from 53 and 65 yards and getting two blocked.

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49ers exercise Buckner's 5th-year option

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have picked up the fifth-year option on defensive lineman DeForest Buckner's rookie contract.

Buckner will make about $12.5 million in 2020 under the option picked up on Wednesday. It will be guaranteed on the first day of the 2020 league year.

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KC gets Seahawks' Clark, gives DE $105M

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned defense.

The Chiefs sent the No. 29 overall pick in this year's draft and a second-round pick in 2020 to Seattle, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke about the trade terms and contract details on condition of anonymity because they were pending a physical.

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Broncos' Harris wants out if no contract

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver Broncos star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. told The Associated Press on Tuesday night that he wants to be traded if general manager John Elway doesn't give him a contract extension.

Elway insisted earlier Tuesday in his pre-draft news conference that he's not angry with Harris for skipping Denver's offseason program, unlike five years ago, when he ripped receiver Demaryius Thomas for doing the same thing during a contract stalemate.

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Rams exercise 5th-year option on QB Goff

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams have locked down Jared Goff through the 2020 season, and they intend to keep their franchise quarterback around for a whole lot longer.

The Rams exercised Goff's $22.783 million, fifth-year contract option Tuesday. General manager Les Snead and coach Sean McVay also affirmed the NFC champions' intention to sign their young offensive leader to a long-term deal eventually.

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Judge: No release of Kraft video for now

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) A video that police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying a massage parlor worker for sex should not be publicly released for now because it would ruin his chance for a fair trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Circuit Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by Kraft's attorneys that releasing the video would likely make it impossible to seat a jury for his trial on misdemeanor prostitution charges. He said the video shouldn't be handed to the news media as a public record until a jury is seated, a plea agreement is reached or the state drops the case. Kraft has pleaded not guilty but has issued an apology for his conduct.

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Bell, Lee not at Jets voluntary workouts

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets hit the field together for the first time this offseason - without their star running back.

Le'Veon Bell was not among the players present Tuesday for the start of the team's voluntary three-day minicamp. Linebacker Darron Lee, whose role with the team is uncertain, was also not on the practice field.

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LaFleur putting fingerprint on Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Going into his first practice as Packers head coach, Matt LaFleur is trying to downplay the past.

At least a little bit.

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