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Lions sign Stafford to new deal

Packers paying Rodgers more, but also getting more in return

9:48 PM, Jul. 9, 2013
The Lions' Matthew Stafford, left, was recently signed to a similar extention as the one Aaron Rodgers, right, of the Packers did.
The Lions' Matthew Stafford, left, was recently signed to a similar extention as the one Aaron Rodgers, right, of the Packers did.
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A little more than two months after Aaron Rodgers signed his long-term deal with the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions reportedly have done the same with their franchise quarterback, Matthew Stafford.

According to ESPN and several other national media outlets, the Lions reached agreement on a three-year, $53 million extension with the 2009 first-overall draft pick that will keep him in Detroit through the 2017 season. The deal reportedly will be worth $41.5 million in guaranteed money.

In the midst of April's NFL draft, the 29-year-old Rodgers and Packers agreed on a five-year, $110 ...

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