LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Robbie Gould became the highest paid kicker, agreeing to a five-year, $15.5 million contract extension with the Chicago Bears that includes a $4.25 million signing bonus on Monday.
The deal runs through 2013.
"I'm excited about the contract I signed," Gould, who had a year left on his contract, said during a conference call with reporters. "I'm excited to be a Bear. ... This is definitely a win-win on both ends."
Gould has made 84 of 99 field-goal attempts and 99 of 100 PATs with the Bears. He hit 31 of 36 field-goal attempts last season and made the Pro Bowl after the 2006 season, when he scored 143 points.
Gould hit a game-winning 49-yarder in overtime to send the Bears past Seattle in the playoff opener following the 2005 season. Chicago went on to the Super Bowl.
His new deal trumps the five-year, $14.2 million contract Josh Brown signed with St. Louis on March 1.
"He obviously helped to set another standard, and I'm very happy he got his deal done, which helped me in order to set my parameters and work on getting a deal done with Chicago," Gould said.
Is he going to play for the Blazers this year?
I would say that is there test page since it has them beating the Broncos 4 times last year and they never played. It looks to be a decent site once its updated.
just wondered. seems like they waited a long time to get their page up and then it has that stuff on it, hmmm.
Yea that is our test page. We are going to add everything this week. It has taken awhile since the guy isnt charging me anything to do it. I mean he is doing all the sites first that is making him some money.
I really cant argue about how long it is taken since hes doing all of it free. Once its done it will be a really nice site. We are doing some nice things with each of the links on there. Check back Monday and we should have most of the links updated.