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Carolina Panthers close to new deal for coach Ron Rivera, according to sources

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Head coach Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers looks on against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game on November 27, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Carolina Panthers have given coach Ron Rivera a 2-year contract extension, according to ESPN, citing a team official.

The Charlotte Observer reported that the two-year extension would be worth $15.5 million and go through the 2020 season.

The deal is expected to be finalized before the Panthers’ game at New Orleans on Sunday and could be announced Saturday.