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2/28/07

Finally! Lovie Smith Gets Contract Extension

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The Chicago Bears have finally rewarded head coach Lovie Smith for leading the team to its first Super Bowl appearance in 21 years. Smith has signed a four-year extension through the 2011 season that is reportedly worth $22 million.

The Big Sandy native guided the Bears to a 15-4 record and an NFC Championship. He was the NFC Coach of the Year in 2005, when he led the Bears to an 11-5 record. 

The Bears also gave general manager Jerry Angelo an extension through 2013. The team says it will hold a news conference tomorrow to discuss the contracts.

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