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Packers, Rodgers near deal to make QB highest paid player in NFL

8:50 PM, Mar. 28, 2013
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has two years remaining on the contract extension he signed seven games into the 2008 season, his first as a starter. He is scheduled to make $9.25 million this season and $10.5 million next season. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has two years remaining on the contract extension he signed seven games into the 2008 season, his first as a starter. He is scheduled to make $9.25 million this season and $10.5 million next season. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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With all the important parties involved in the negotiations to extend Aaron Rodgers' contract in the same place last week, progress was bound to be made.

Rodgers' agent, David Dunn, spent several days last week at the NFL annual meetings in Phoenix, where Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy led a contingent that included general manager Ted Thompson, vice president of football administration/player finance Russ Ball and coach Mike McCarthy.

Though Dunn refused to comment on the negotiations when approached last week at the Arizona Biltmore hotel, site of the league meetings, ...

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