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Report: Dolphins make Xavien Howard highest-paid cornerback

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 25: Xavien Howard #25 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after intercepting a pass in the final minute of the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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The Dolphins and Xavien Howard have agreed to a deal that will make him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Howard’s record deal is a five-year, $76.5 million extension that includes $46 million guaranteed, per Schefter. It’s the largest extension ever for a cornerback, Schefter adds.

Howard became the subject of trade rumors this offseason after he said he wanted to be the NFL’s highest-paid cornerback, making more than Josh Norman at $15 million per season. Now, he is.

A second-round pick in 2015, Howard made his first Pro Bowl in 2018 when he led the league with seven interceptions and made 12 pass breakups.

Howard has 11 interceptions in his past 17 games.