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Vikings Lock Up Lineman Loadholt

Phil Loadholt. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Phil Loadholt. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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(CBS) The Bears will miss out on tackle Phil Loadholt.

The veteran offensive lineman agreed on a multi-year extension with the Viking just before he was set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Early reports indicated the Bears had serious interest in securing the services of Loadholt.

Loadholt, who will reportedly earn over $5 million per season, will now be one of the highest-paid tackles in the league.