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Evans signs extension, becomes third highest-paid receiver in the NFL

Updated: October 3, 2008, 1:07 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Buffalo Bills made Lee Evans one of the league's highest-paid wide receivers on Thursday.

Evans signed a four-year, $37.25 million contract extension Thursday which included $18.25 million in guarantees, according to a source. He is now the third highest-paid receiver in the NFL behind the Panthers' Steve Smith and the Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald.

A former Bills first-round choice, Evans was scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the season. Now, he is signed through 2012.

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