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Andy Lee gets 6-year extension

Updated: May 23, 2012, 4:39 PM ET
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Pro Bowl San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee signed a six-year contract extension Wednesday, the team announced.

Terms weren't disclosed, but reports in the Bay Area speculated that the contract will make Lee the highest-paid punter in the NFL, or close to it. The Oakland Raiders' Shane Lechler, whose base salary will be $3.8 million in 2012, currently holds that distinction.

Lee's current contract was set to expire after the 2012 season.

"The 49ers are pleased to have ...

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