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Anthony Sherman, Kansas City Chiefs reach extension

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The Kansas City Chiefs have locked up one of the NFL's best lead blockers.

The team announced Tuesday that fullback Anthony Sherman has signed a contract extension.

"It was important for us to keep Anthony here in Kansas City," general manager John Dorsey said. "He brings a lot to our football team with not only his play, but his work ethic, leadership and character. He doesn't get a lot of recognition at his position, but he has been a key component to our success as a team."

For the second consecutive season, Sherman boasts the highest Pro Football Focus grade among NFL fullbacks.

Symbolic of Andy Reid's underappreciated Chiefs, Sherman is a key component in an effective, ball-control offense that has succeeded with Jamaal Charles as the only Pro Bowl-caliber player.

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