Bears Sign Goldman To 4-Year Extension

September 07, 2018 - 12:25 pm

(670 The Score) The Bears often refer to nose tackle Eddie Goldman as the anchor of their defense, and now he will be anchored in Chicago.

Goldman has signed a four-year extension that will keep him with the Bears through 2022, the team announced Friday. The contract is worth up to $42 million and comes with $25 million guaranteed, NFL Media reported.

"This is a key extension for the future of the Bears and an anchor for our defense," general manager Ryan Pace said in a statement. "We are excited to be able to reward one of our own in Eddie. We put pride in drafting and developing players, and Eddie has put the work in every day to earn this opportunity."

The 24-year-old Goldman was a second-round pick of the Bears in 2015, which marked Pace's first draft. He has 84 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 36 career games over three NFL seasons, playing a key role for the Bears' defense.

Goldman is the first Pace draft pick signed to a long-term deal and the latest key piece to the defense now secured for the future. The Bears recently acquired All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders and then signed him to a six-year extension worth up to $141 million.

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