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Official: Jack contract extended

Jacksonville Jaguars middle linebacker Myles Jack (44) reacts after making a big play during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

JACKSONVILLE – Myles Jack will stay in town.

Jack, the Jaguars' fourth-year middle linebacker, has signed a four-year contract extension that will run through the 2023 season. The team announced the signing Sunday.

Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin said the team was excited about keeping Jack with the team for the "foreseeable future."

"This was something that we wanted to get done because Myles has proven himself to be a key component of our defense." Coughlin said in a statement. "His versatility and durability are both traits that we value on the football field, but Myles is also committed to bettering our community and I know he's pleased with the opportunity to stay in Jacksonville and continue to make a positive impact on our city.

"We are pleased with what Myles has been able to accomplish during his first three seasons with the Jaguars and we're excited to see him grow as a positive leader for this team in the locker room and in the community. The challenge to Myles and our entire team is to take our game to the next level. Congratulations to Myles and his family."

Jack, a second-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, played all 16 regular-season games during each of his first three seasons. He has registered 219 tackles, including seven for loss, with six passes defensed, five sacks, two fumble recoveries, an interception and a forced fumble. He registered 107 tackles last season.

Jack, Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins were the only NFL players last season to play all of their teams' defensive snaps.

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