Ravens give kicker Justin Tucker a contract extension

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has agreed to a four-year extension designed to keep him under contract through the 2023 season.

Since breaking into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Tucker has made 90.1% of his field goal tries -- the highest career percentage in NFL history. He made 35 of 39 tries in 2018, missing only from 53 and 65 yards and getting two blocked.

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, the 29-year-old Tucker is the first kicker in NFL history to produce six seasons with at least 30 field goals. He missed the mark in 2014, when he kicked 29.

Tucker has made 241 of 242 conversions and has 13 game-winning field goals, including a 61-yarder at Detroit in 2013 to seal an 18-16 victory in which he scored all of Baltimore's points.

The extension, announced Wednesday, modifies a four-year contract signed in 2016 that was to expire after the upcoming season.