Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Vikings sign LB Kendricks to reported 5-year extension

Vikings sign LB Kendricks to reported 5-year extension

The Minnesota Vikings have signed linebacker Eric Kendricks to a five-year, $50M contract extension, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. Kendricks' deal is worth $50 million over the next five years, with $25 million of it guaranteed, a league source confirmed.

Through his first three seasons, Kendricks has tallied 314 total tackles with over 100 in both of the last two years.

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It's a good day for Eric Kendricks' bank account.

The 2015 second-round pick has proven to be a durable player, too, starting 41 out of 45 career games. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs, linebacker Anthony Barr and defensive end Danielle Hunter are scheduled to become free agents after the season and may also be in line for extensions before the regular season begins. He's led the team in tackling every year since being drafted. With Kendricks in place, it ensures that a major part o their defense is in place for the next several seasons. His older brother, Mychal, is a linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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