The Baltimore Ravens are confident in the full recovery of tight end Nick Boyle.
Boyle and the Ravens have agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract extension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. The six-year veteran is now under contract through the 2023 season.
Boyle is guaranteed $10.5 million upon signing the extension, according to Rapoport. He was due $5.5 million in 2021 on his previous contract.
Boyle ended the 2020 season on injured reserve after suffering a gruesome knee injury in Week 10. In nine games played last season, Boyle had 14 receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns. A fifth-round selection in the 2015 draft, Boyle is a key run-blocker for the league's leading rushing attack the past two seasons.
Earning an extension is a big vote of confidence that Boyle will fully recover and produce going forward.
Here is other news Around The NFL is monitoring on Friday:
- Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay Jr. will not play in Super Bowl LV after undergoing surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. The operation puts Gay on a four-month recovery timeline, but he should be ready in time for the 2021 season, per Rapoport. In addition to Gay, the Chiefs listed offensive lineman Eric Fisher (Achilles) as out. The team also listed running back Le'Veon Bell (knee), cornerbacks Rashad Fenton (foot) and L'Jarius Sneed (concussion) and receiver Sammy Watkins (calf) as questionable. Rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who was questionable with ankle/hip injuries going in the AFC Championship Game, did not have an injury designation.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers listed receiver Antonio Brown (knee) and safety Jordan Whitehead (shoulder, knee) as doubtful, and linebacker Lavonte David (hamstring) and S Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle) as questionable for Super Bowl LV. Pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) does not have an injury designation despite not practicing all week.
- The Detroit Lions officially announced Friday they had hired Duce Staley as assistant head coach/running backs coach, Mark Brunell as quarterbacks coach and Mark DeLeone as inside linebackers coach.
- The Chicago Bears announced Friday they had promoted Bill Shuey to outside linebackers coach and hired Bill McGovern to inside linebackers coach.
- The Atlanta Falcons have named Kyle Smith vice president of player personnel. Smith joins the Falcons after eleven seasons with the Washington Football Team.
- The Seattle Seahawks announced Friday the official hiring of new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron and run-game coordinator Andy Dickerson.
- The Las Vegas Raiders announced the following defensive coaching hires: Ron Milus as defensive backs coach, Richard Smith as linebackers coach, Addison Lynch as assistant DBs coach and Ryan Milus as defensive quality control coach.