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Raiders, K Daniel Carlson agree to 4-year, $18.4M extension

Daniel Carlson is turning in a terrific season and the Las Vegas Raiders are banking on many more to come.

Carlson agreed to a new four-year contract with the club, his agent announced Wednesday night, and the extension is worth $18.4 million, which includes a $4 million signing bonus and $10.2 million guaranteed, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

Carlson's $4.6 million per year makes him the third-highest paid kicker in the league.

The Raiders didn't stop with locking up Carlson. They also signed punter AJ Cole to a four-year, $12.4 million extension with $5.9 million guaranteed, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. The deal makes Cole among the highest-paid punters in the league.

The 26-year-old Cole is in his third NFL season, all of them spent with the Raiders, and is averaging a league-best 51.1 yards per punt.

Carlson's in his fourth season with the franchise and has converted 27 of 30 field goals (90%) this year and made 23 of 25 extra points.

The 26-year-old was a fifth-round selection of the Vikings in 2018, but was cut during his rookie season by Minnesota and then signed with the Raiders, where he's become one of the best -- and highest-paid -- kickers in the game. He hit on 94.3% of his field goals last season and has made nine of 10 from 50 or farther over the past two seasons.

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