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>>Bears Extend OL Whitehair

 

The Chicago Bears have signed Pro Bowl offensive lineman Cody Whitehair to a five-year contract extension through the 2024 season.

 

The Bears announced the extension Sunday. ESPN reported that it was worth $52.5 million and includes $27.5 million guaranteed.

 

Whitehair was in the last season of his four-year rookie contract. The second-round draft pick out of Kansas State in 2016 has started all 48 regular-season games since entering the league. He has started primarily at center but will switch this season to left guard, where he started two games during the 2017 season.

 

The Bears open the regular season Thursday against the Packers.

 

>>Waived Packers QB Picked Up By Raiders

 

The Oakland Raiders have claimed quarterback DeShone Kizer off waivers from the Green Bay Packers.

 

The move made Sunday gives Oakland four quarterbacks for the time being with Kizer joining starter Derek Carr and backups Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman.

 

Kizer was originally a second-round pick by Cleveland in 2017 and then was traded to Green Bay in 2018. Kizer has played 18 games, completing 53% of his passes with 24 interceptions and 11 TD passes for a 58.9 passer rating.

 

The Raiders released defensive end Josh Mauro to make room for Kizer on the roster.

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