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NFL, Roger Goodell finalizing five-year extension

The NFL is close to finalizing a deal that would extend the tenure of Commissioner Roger Goodell through the 2024 season, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Monday, citing a person informed of the talks.

Goodell, 58, succeeded Paul Tagliabue in September of 2006. He first joined the league as an intern back in 1982.

Goodell's tenure has been one of the most eventful for a commissioner in recent history. From the continued effort to make football safer to sweeping changes in how the game is officiated, reviewed and even watched on multiple platforms by fans, Goodell has been atop the league's masthead for a period of booming popularity and change.

The deal would make Goodell present through the end of the league's current collective bargaining agreement, which expires following the end of the 2020 season.

Garafolo reported Monday that the deal should be completed following the resolution of a few "minor issues." Around The NFL will have more on the pact as news becomes available.

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