Agent's Take: Here are eight contract-year players who can cash in with a big 2018

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Agent's Take: Here are eight contract-year players who can cash in with a big 2018
Agent's Take: Here are eight contract-year players who can cash in with a big 2018

Multiple NFL teams were proactive in signing players to contract extensions between the opening of training camps and the start of the regular season. The effect is twofold. Players who would have been highly sought after in free agency or franchise-tag candidates were taken off the market. The early extensions allowed teams to lock up very-good-to-great players for a number of years at more affordable rates than if their contracts had expired. Most notably, interior defensive lineman Aaron Donald and edge rusher Khalil Mack became charter members of the $20 million-per-year non-quarterback club. Donald was the first to break the barrier when the Rams gave him a six-year, $135 million extension

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