Deal puts president in 'upper echelon'
The Indianapolis Colts have reached an agreement with team president Bill Polian on a five-year extension that will keep the longtime NFL executive under contract through the 2009 draft.
The agreement was confirmed by league officials for ESPN.com, and the team later said that he had signed the deal.
Both sides had been talking extension for months. Polian, 60, has been working under a contract that was to expire following the 2004 draft. The Colts now are assured of long-term continuity ...
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