CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears rewarded kicker Cairo Santos for a club-record season with a contract extension, the team announced on Thursday.

The team said the extension is for three years, but a person familiar with the situation said Santos and the Bears agreed to a five-year, $16 million contract that is voidable to three years at $11 million maximum. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because financial terms of the deal had not been announced.

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Santos took advantage of his opportunity after Eddy Pineiro injured his groin in August, making 30 of 32 field goals and 36 of 37 extra points. He set a franchise record for consecutive field goals made and gave the Bears the stability they’d been seeking since they cut Robbie Gould before the 2016 season.

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Santos made his final 27 attempts in the regular season plus a 36-yarder on his lone try in a wild-card loss at New Orleans. Gould held the Bears previous records for consecutive field goals in a season (24 in 2006) and overall (26 from 2005-06).

Santos has made 138 of 166 field goals and 197 of 204 extra points over seven seasons with Kansas City, the Los Angeles Rams, Tampa Bay, Tennessee and Chicago.

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