Darius Leonard, Colts working on lucrative four-year deal 
Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Darius Leonard (53) works out during Indianapolis Colts OTAs. Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Darius Leonard, Colts working on four-year deal worth more than $19 million per season

San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker Fred Warner signed a record five-year, $95 million deal on Wednesday. However, he wasn't the only linebacker to receive a lucrative extension. 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Indianapolis Colts and Darius Leonard are working on a four-year deal worth more than $19 million per season. 

Leonard is set to make $3.4 million in the final season of his rookie contract in 2021. He gave a shoutout to Warner on social media following the news of his new deal.

Leonard, who turns 26 on Tuesday, was a first-team All-Pro for the second time in 2020. In 14 games with the Colts last season, the former second-round pick recorded three sacks, seven pass breakups, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 132 sacks, seven tackles for a loss and three quarterback hits.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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