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Pennington gets seven- year contract

Associated Press

Chad Pennington agreed to a $64 million, seven-year contract extension with the New York Jets on Wednesday that includes $23 million in guaranteed money.

A source familiar with the negotiations, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Pennington will average $9.172 million a year. The quarterback, entering his fifth season, also receives the second-largest amount of up-front money, behind Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning, who got a $34.5 million signing bonus earlier this year. The total value of Pennington’s deal is $64.197 million.

•Defensive back Jamie Henderson was re-signed by the Jets despite being seriously injured in an April motorcycle accident that will keep him out the entire season.

The team said they hope Henderson, who is on the reserve-non-football injury list, will be able to participate in the 2005 off-season workout program.

Cardinals put Shipp, Hodgins on IR

The Arizona Cardinals placed running back Marcel Shipp and fullback James Hodgins on injured reserve and claimed running back Aveion Cason and defensive tackle Shaun Smith off waivers.

Chiefs place Boerigter on IR

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marc Boerigter was placed on injured reserve after injuring his knee without taking a hit in a preseason game.

Boerigter had been scheduled to have knee surgery Monday, but that was delayed after the third-year receiver decided to get other opinions from doctors about whether the surgery was necessary.

Titans’ Calico has surgery

Doctors easily removed a piece of torn cartilage from Tennessee receiver Tyrone Calico’s left knee, and cornerback Samari Rolle met with a doctor for a second opinion on his right ankle.

Cornerback Andre Dyson returned to practice after bruising his left quadriceps muscle in the exhibition opener Aug. 14 against Cleveland.

Dolphins sign DE Ahanotu

The Miami Dolphins signed veteran defensive end Chidi Ahanotu. He will help fill out the defensive end corps that lost Adewale Ogunleye, last season’s AFC sack leader. A holdout in training camp, Ogunleye was traded to the Chicago Bears for wide receiver Marty Booker.