Roger Goodell reportedly close to five-year extension that runs through 2024

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The 58-year-old Goodell succeeded Paul Tagliabue in September 2006.

It is also worth noting that the league's current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire in 2020.

Though the deal is likely to get done, the committee of owners working out the contract still has issues to work out, according to ESPN.

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Ochsner said it was surprised by the Saints decision, but respected the team's right to do so. "He made that promise to the team". The fracture is just below the plate from the broken fibula that Breaux suffered last season, according to the report .

On the other hand, Adam Schefter of ESPN has added that, "Talks for Roger Goodell's new deal have not progressed as some thought, per source".

"I don't have any thoughts", Brady said on WEEI on Monday, when informed of Goodell's impending new contract. The league's tax filing in 2015 shows Goodell made $32 million that year, and he has made $212.5 million in his first 10 years as commissioner. Goodell, who made $34.1 million in 2014, $35 million in 2013 and $44.2 million in 2012, could be similarly compensated with his new deal. The NFL survived a lockout in 2011, before the owners and the union reached an agreement.

Goodell was commissioner in 2012 when the National Football League penalized the Redskins $36 million against the salary cap for overspending during the uncapped 2010 season. He butted heads with Patriots owner Robert Kraft over Tom Brady's suspension related to Deflategate, and recently, Goodell suspended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, a development which reportedly left Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones furious. He has been widely criticized in recent years for his role in the league office's inconsistencies in handing out player punishments, particularly in cases of domestic violence.