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Jordan Reed signs five-year contract extension with Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed celebrates his

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed celebrates his touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Photo Credit: AP / Patrick Semansky

WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins have signed tight end Jordan Reed to a multiyear contract extension.

Reed made 87 catches for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns as Washington’s leading receiver during his breakout season. The 25-year-old had only three touchdown catches in his previous two NFL seasons.

His 952 yards receiving are the most by a tight end in franchise history.

The Redskins added depth at the position in the offseason by signing Maryland product Vernon Davis from the Denver Broncos. They also re-signed Logan Paulsen and expect Niles Paul to return from a gruesome ankle injury that cost him the entire season.

But Reed clearly is the top tight-end target for Washington and quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2016.

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