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49m in the past

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The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to phrases with defensive deal with Linval Joseph on a 4-yr extension value $50 million, NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport stories.

The deal consists of $31.5 million in ensures.

Joseph’s earlier deal, signed in 2014, was for 5 years and $31.5 million in complete, so this represents a pleasant increase.

Joseph earned his first Professional Bowl nod in 2016 and figures to be a vital piece of the Vikings’ defensive position shifting ahead, notably with fellow defensive deal with Sharrif Floyd’s well being nonetheless a serious query mark.

The Vikings additionally locked up Everson Griffen and Xavier Rhodes this offseason, setting the stage for what could possibly be a prime-5 protection this season and within the coming years.