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Colts reward Kenny Moore with contract extension
Matt Kryger, IndyStar

INDIANAPOLIS — No, he didn’t see this coming. “Shocked,” was the first word that came to mind.

A moment later, Kenny Moore corrects himself.

“Speechless,” he says.

Why? It’s not so much the what – a sparkling new contract extension for the Indianapolis Colts’ tough-as-nails cornerback – but the when. Now?

This wasn’t just early, this was way early.

Moore was set to enter the final year of his rookie deal in 2019, then become a restricted free agent next March. Little leverage that he had, he figured he’d fall into a waiting game. He’d bet on himself — all he’s ever done in this league — and let the rest play out. In a year’s time, he’d see who wanted him.

The Colts, rather emphatically, showed Moore how much they wanted him Thursday, extending him with a four-year deal worth $34 million, according to a league source. It’s a telling move, primarily because of the timing: Even if the…

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