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NFL notebook: Rex Ryan, New York Jets agree to multiyear contract extension

Rex Ryan, who led the Jets to an 8-8 campaign, shed the lame-duck label after agreeing to an extension.
Rex Ryan, who led the Jets to an 8-8 campaign, shed the lame-duck label after agreeing to an extension.Bob Leverone/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Rex Ryan went from the hot seat to some job security.

Well, at least through the next two seasons.

The New York Jets signed the popular coach to a contract extension Thursday, removing the lame duck label from Ryan and keeping him with the franchise through the 2015 season — and possibly beyond. The team announced the extension for Ryan, who had one year remaining on his contract, but provided no further details regarding the length of the deal or financial terms.

ESPN, which first reported the deal, said it is a multiyear extension that contains incentives based on playoff victories. Ryan is 4-2 in the postseason with the Jets, including consecutive trips to the AFC championship game in his first two seasons.

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