Bears agree to long-term deal with kicker Cairo Santos

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Chicago Bears place kicker Cairo Santos (2) kicks a successful field goal during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The Bears are still searching for a new quarterback, but it looks like they locked down their kicker for the foreseeable future.

Cairo Santos agreed to terms with the team on a three-year contract extension through 2023.

According to Chicago Tribune reporter Brad Briggs, the deal could run an additional two years and be worth up to $17.5 million.

Santos broke the Bears franchise record last year, drilling 27 consecutive field goals. The 29-year-old Brazilian bomber replaced Eddy Pineiro to start the season and ran away with the job. He made 30 of his 32 attempts and all but one extra point.

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