Willie Young, Bears agree to two-year extension

Willie Youngsaid earlier this offseason that he wanted to finish his career in Chicago. The Bears took the next step in achieving the defensive lineman's wish on Saturday.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Chicago extended the 30-year-old veteran another two years, via a source involved with the deal. The team confirmed the new contract later Saturday morning. ESPN first reported the news.

The former seventh-round pick was heading into the final season of his three-year deal, but now is signed through 2018. Young joined the Bears in 2014 after playing his first four seasons with the Lions.

Young enjoyed a career-year in his first go-around with the Bears, accumulating a personal-best 10 sacks in 2014 (four more than his first four seasons combined in Detroit).

Last season, the pass-rusher finished second on the team with 6.5 sacks. He showed his versatility as well by picking up his first career interception.

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