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David Bakhtiari signs four-year extension with Packers

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The 24-year old offensive tackle becomes one of the NFL's highest-paid.

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Former Colorado Buffaloes standout and Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari has agreed to terms on a four-year extension.

The deal with incentives is worth over $51 million, with a reported $17 million guaranteed. Bakhitari becomes one of the top five highest paid offensive lineman and the latest to ink a new contract with fully guaranteed money upon signing. A well-deserved contract for Bakhitari, who's one most consistent lineman in the league. He has missed just two regular season games since the Pack drafted him in the fourth round of the 2013 draft.

Bakhtiari will earn roughly $12 million per year going into his fourth season in Green Bay. The deal is drawing criticism from skeptics who disagreed with the Packers decision to release pro bowl Josh Sitton prior to the regular season, even though the move created cap room for the extension of Bakhtiari.

The Packers will have Bakhtiari on the books until 2020 and remains one of the only linemen under contract past this season protecting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.