Sources -- Denver Broncos, top WR Courtland Sutton agree to four-year extension worth just under $61M

The Broncos continued their contract talks on Monday.

According to multiple team sources, the Broncos secured wide receiver Courtland Sutton to a four-year extension worth just under $60 million.

The fourth-year veteran will get $18 million in the first year of the deal, according to sources. At season's end, he was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent.

The Broncos' leading receiver is back after missing most of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The Broncos signed Tim Patrick to a three-year deal.

George Paton promised earlier this year to retain the team's free agents whenever possible. The Broncos have signed several players to multiyear deals since March.

The Broncos are poised to have plenty of salary-cap room in the coming season, and already have 11 draft picks. Linebacker Alexander Johnson, defensive back Bryce Callahan, running back Melvin Gordon III, and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater are some of the notable free agents.

The news of the extension was reported by the network.