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Robert Kraft: Tom Brady, Patriots Finalizing Four-Year Contract Extension

On NBC's Thursday night NFL opener, Peter King reported that Tom Brady and the Patriots were finalizing a four-year contract extension that will keep Brady a Patriot through the 2014 season.

King says he talked to Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday evening and he told him the news. Kraft told him the deal will be finalized on Friday when the file the papers with the league office.

Exact numbers on the extension weren't available but King said Brady's deal will be in the range of $19 million per year making him the highest paid player in the league.

Peyton Manning of the Colts is also in the midst of contract negotiations and some expect his deal to be larger than Brady's.

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