Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop can retire that “Mr. Irrelevant” nickname.
The 256th and final pick of the 2009 draft has signed a $14 million, five-year contract extension with Kansas City, a person with knowledge of the deal said late Friday.
ESPN.com, citing anonymous sources, first reported the extension.
The contract includes a $2 million signing bonus, according to a person who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because an official announcement had not been made.
Succop joins a pair of other kickers who signed lucrative five-year extensions. Billy Cundiff signed for $15 million to remain with the Baltimore Ravens in January, while Mason Crosby signed with the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers for $14.75 million in July.
Succop matched Pete Stoyanovich’s franchise record when he hit 22 consecutive field goals earlier this season.
PLAYERS SUE OVER FINANCIAL ADVICE
Kansas City quarterback Kyle Orton and some 20 other NFL players are suing a Chicago law firm for more than $10 million, claiming they received bad financial advice on investing in energy concerns.
The 14-page lawsuit filed this week in Cook County Circuit Court claims that the alleged negligence of Chuhak & Tecson cost Orton and the other players millions of dollars related to energy investments.
PACKERS MISSING 3 KEY PLAYERS
Green Bay will be without three key offensive players in Sunday’s game against Detroit.
Running back James Starks (knee/ankle), receiver/kick returner Randall Cobb (groin) and receiver Greg Jennings (knee), who has missed the last two games, won’t play in the regular-season finale. Coach Mike McCarthy would not say Friday whether quarterback Aaron Rodgers will sit the game out.
REGGIE BUSH OUT FOR MIAMI SEASON FINALE
On Friday, Miami interim coach Todd Bowles said running back Reggie Bush will not play in Sunday’s season finale against the New York Jets because of a right knee injury.
He suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of last Saturday’s loss to the New England Patriots.
“The knee hasn’t been responding, so we’re going to sit him down,” Bowles said. “I think he would be out earlier in the year, too. He’s just not ready to play this game.”
The injury will cut a career-best season short for Bush.
Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford expects to play in Oakland’s regular-season finale against San Diego. … New England’s Tom Brady is listed as probable for Sunday’s regular-season finale against Buffalo. … Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson has had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee. The surgery was reported as successful. … Arizona defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has been fined $15,000 for hitting Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton below the knees last weekend and another $15,000 for a horse-collar tackle on Bengals running back Bernard Scott. … Houston receiver Andre Johnson will play against Tennessee on Sunday after missing the last three games because of a strained left hamstring. … Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and safety Troy Polamalu are listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Browns.