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Eagles sign Caleb Sturgis to one-year extension

There's a new kicker in town.

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After winning the offseason kicker battle, it looks like Caleb Sturgis is reaping more rewards.

ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the Eagles have signed Sturgis to a one-year extension through 2017, worth $900,000.

[UPDATE: 8:40 AM] - The Eagles have confirmed Sturgis's extension.

Prior to this extension, Sturgis was signed through this season. He was owed $635,000 this year.

Sturgis, of course, was signed by the team early last season after Cody Parkey's groin started acting up, and wound up costing the second-year kicker the majority of the 2015 season.

After struggling in his first outing, Sturgis finished the year 18-of-22 on field goals, and 35-of-37 on extra points. This offseason, he was by far the more accurate of the team's two kickers, and won the job away from Parkey, who just two seasons ago was named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie.

Sturgis, 26, had failed to kick above 80 percent on his field goal attempts in his first two seasons in the league, both spent with Miami. For his career, he is 83 percent from 30-39 yards, 75 percent from 40-49 yards, and 47 percent from 50+ yards.

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