Sources: Leonard, Colts are working on a lucrative deal

Linebacker Darius Leonard is expected to make more than $ 19 million a year if he and the Indianapolis Colts reach a contract extension, sources said Adam Schefter of ESPN on Wednesday.

In the course of San Francisco 49ersreported extension of five years, 95 million with All-Pro-Linebacker Fred Warner, Leonard is next in line to sign a major contract, with sources telling Schefter that the Colts’ two-time pro bowler is expected to sign a four-year deal.

Leonard, who will make $ 3.4 million in the final season of his rookie contract in 2021, called Warner on Twitter on Wednesday, writing: “Congratulations my husband !!!

Leonard, who will turn 26 on Tuesday, was the first-team All-Pro for a second time in 2020 after having three sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries while helping the Colts return to the playoffs after a year-long absence. He was Defensive Rookie of the Year 2018 when he led the NFL in tackles.

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