New England Patriots tight end David Njooku, who is currently the team’s second-leading receiver, signed a four-year, $18 million contract extension Monday.
Njooku had two seasons left on his contract, and his deal is worth $5.5 million in total, ESPN reported.
Njoku, 29, made 11 starts and two starts at left tackle for the Patriots in 2015, making $4.5.9 million.
He had eight catches for 89 yards and a touchdown in two games for New England last season.
The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder caught 31 passes for 903 yards and seven touchdowns in 2015.
The team is projected to have a roster spot for the 2017 NFL draft.
The Patriots signed Njou to a four year, $16 million contract in 2015 after he started nine games in 2015 and had 17 catches for 263 yards and two touchdowns.
He also had a season-high seven receptions for 68 yards and one touchdown against the Houston Texans in Week 8 of the 2015 season.
Ncozumud’s deal also includes $1 million guaranteed and a $1.25 million signing bonus.
The signing bonus is the base salary for the player’s first two seasons of the contract.