AP source: Jags' Linder now among NFL's highest-paid centers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have made Brandon Linder one of the NFL's highest-paid centers.

According to a person familiar with negotiations, Linder signed a five-year contract extension worth a little more than $50 million Tuesday.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the Jaguars do not disclose contract details.

Linder's $10 million average salary is the most of any center in the league, and the deal includes more than $20 million guaranteed. NFL Network reported the guaranteed money at $24 million. Atlanta's Alex Mack and Dallas' Travis Frederick are the only NFL centers with more guaranteed money.

Linder, a third-round draft pick from Miami in 2014, has started 31 games in three seasons. He missed two games because of knee and ankle injuries last year. He also sat out one game as a rookie and missed 13 in 2015 because of a shoulder injury.

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