The Miami Dolphins and linebacker Jerome Baker have agreed to a three-year, $39 million extension on Sunday. The 24-year-old Baker is entering the final year of his rookie contract and was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after earning $2.43 million this season. His extension carries $28.4 million guaranteed—more than seven times the amount he earned on his first contract.
Baker is coming off his best season, playing in all 16 games for the third straight year with 112 combined tackles and a career-high seven sacks with two forced fumbled and three pass deflections.
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