Lions extend Matthew Stafford

Updated: July 9, 2013, 8:17 PM ET
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DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford's career with the Detroit Lions just got longer.

Stafford agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $53 million in new money, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder on Tuesday.

He had two years and $23.5 million remaining on his previous deal. He is now under contract with the Lions through the 2017 season and is set to receive $41.5 million in guaranteed money.

Stafford, 25, signed a six-year contract worth up to $78 million, ...

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