Chiefs sign kicker Harrison Butker to contract extension, add tight end

The Chiefs have signed kicker Harrison Butker to a contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

The team didn’t not disclose the terms but reported the deal was worth $20 million over five years.

The Chiefs also announced they had signed tight end Neal Sterling, most recently of the Jets.

Butker, 23, is set to begin his third season with the Chiefs. He joined the team after three games in 2017 when the Chiefs placed starter Cairo Santos on injured reserved and later released him.

A seventh-round selection of the Carolina Panthers in 2017, Butker went on to boot 38 field goals, setting a Chiefs record. He was chosen to the NFL All-Rookie team.

Over his two seasons, Butker has made 62 of 69 field goals (89.9 percent) and 93 of 97 extra points (95.9 percent).

Butker is the second Chiefs player to receive a contract extension this week. A new deal for offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz was announced on Wednesday.

Sterling, who spent some time on the Chiefs practice squad in 2017, has seen action in 39 games over four NFL seasons and has 24 career receptions. The 6-foot-4, 257-pound Sterling was a seventh-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015. He played at Monmouth.

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