The Eagles have signed kicker Caleb Sturgis to a one-year contract extension through the 2017 season, according to ESPN’s Field Yates (on Twitter). Sturgis’ new deal calls for a base salary of $900K in 2017, $250K of which is guaranteed. Sturgis can also earn additional money through escalators. The team has confirmed the deal via press release.
Sturgis battled it out with one-time fantasy football hero Cody Parkey this summer and came away with the job. Now, the Eagles are making a significant commitment to him beyond the 2016 season.
Sturgis, 27 on Friday, has made 73 of his 93 career field goals, good for a career 78.5% mark. Last season, he sank 18 of his 22 tries for Philly, giving him a career-best 81.8% conversion rate. He also made 98.2% of the extended extra points.
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