Bethea agrees to four-year deal

Updated: June 11, 2010, 5:26 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

Indianapolis has one fewer financial headache.

Colts restricted free-agent safety Antoine Bethea agreed to a four-year contract Friday. The deal is worth $27 million and will pay him about $18 million over the first two years, according to two league sources.

That would be a major upgrade from the $2.521 million one-year tender that had been on the table since March, and Bethea barely beat a Tuesday deadline that would have allowed the Colts to reduce the amount of the tender.

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