LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed Pro Bowl offensive lineman Cody Whitehair to a five-year contract extension through the 2024 season.

The Bears announced the extension Sunday. ESPN reported that it was worth $52.5 million and includes $27.5 million guaranteed.

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Whitehair was in the last season of his four-year rookie contract. The second-round draft pick out of Kansas State in 2016 has started all 48 regular-season games since entering the league. He has started primarily at center but will switch this season to left guard, where he started two games during the 2017 season.

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Bears GM Ryan Pace says: “Cody embodies everything we look for in a Chicago Bear and I’m excited for us as an organization to extend him five more years.”

The Bears open the regular season Thursday against the Packers.

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