Pagano gets contract extension from Colts

Posted at 10:30 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 22:30:54-05

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A personal with knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press on Monday night the Indianapolis Colts have given coach Chuck Pagano a contract extension.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not officially announced the extension. The team has called a 10:30 p.m. news conference.

No contract terms were available.

Pagano led the Colts to the playoffs in his first three seasons in charge, advancing one step further each year, losing in the 2014 AFC championship game. But plagued by injuries, including to star quarterback Andrew Luck, Indianapolis went 8-8 this season as Houston won the AFC South.

The 55-year-old coach's job appeared to be in jeopardy, but he and team owner Jim Irsay spent most of Monday meeting, and the deal was reached in the evening.

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