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Dolphins Make Howard NFL's Highest-Paid CB

The Miami Dolphins and Xavien Howard have agreed to a contract extension that will make the cornerback the NFL's highest-paid player at his position.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Howard's new deal is for five years and $76.5 million, with $46 million guaranteed.

Howard, who turns 26 this summer, tied for the lead league with seven interceptions last year despite missing four games with a torn meniscus. Per Sports Info Solutions, he ranked eighth among qualifying cornerbacks in success rate last season, and 30th in yards allowed per pass (subscription required). He was 16th and fourth in those same categories in 2017; he did not qualify in his rookie season in 2016.

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1 comment, Last at 10 May 2019, 12:33pm

1 Re: Dolphins Make Howard NFL's Highest-Paid CB

Oh, so this is that thing everyone is talking about called extending your own players? I like it! I'd much rather overpay for a player who's been here and done what he's done here than for a FA who for whatever reason will not be able to duplicate his past performance.