Contract extension for Pro Bowl FB Sellers

The Washington Redskins have extended the contract of fullback Mike Sellers, according to league sources. Sellers, who switched over to Drew Rosenhaus as his agent in an attempt to get a new contract, received a $600,000 signing bonus as part of the deal, and has a $400,000 option bonus for 2010, which means essentially he will get $1 million additional as part of the deal.

Sellers’s old contract was set to expire after the 2010 season, but now he is signed through 2014. Given he is a fullback in his ninth year, he likely won’t see too much of those future salaries. However, he is now set to make $745,000 this season, $855,000 next season, $950,000 in 2011, $1.045 million in 2012, $1.145 million in 2013 and $1.2 million in 2014.

Sellers has been a productive lead blocker for running back Clinton Portis and, at various times in his Redskins’ career, was a short-yardage option and red-zone receiving threat, although his role under Jim Zornhas focused primarily on blocking. Sellers did not participate in part of Washington’s offseason program while attempting to get a new contract, instead working out on his own

Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh also switched over his representation to Rosenhaus in the offseason, seeking a new deal, but he has yet to receive an extension. McIntosh’s history of knee problems is a concern for some in the organization.

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