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Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs wants to re-sign contract

The Vikings have already given extensions to linebacker Eric Kendricks and defensive end Danielle Hunter this offseason, and linebacker Anthony Barr is also entering the final year of his rookie deal.


Reuters 30 Jul 2018, 10:02 PM United States

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs said he hopes to remain with the Minnesota Vikings long-term as he enters the final year of his rookie contract, but he declined to update the progress of contract discussions.

"I want to be here, I love it here, I love being a part of this organization," Diggs told reporters Sunday. "They took a chance on me early on, so I love it here. As far as where we're at, you kind of got to take it up with the right people. I haven't spent too much time up there, but hopefully, we can get some things done. We'll see how it goes."

Diggs, 24, is due $1.9 million in 2018, more than three times his 2017 salary, in the final year of his rookie contract.

Last season, the 2015 fifth-round pick caught 64 passes for 849 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns in the regular season, before adding a miracle touchdown as the clock expired in the Vikings' divisional playoff win over the New Orleans Saints. He has 200 catches for 2,472 yards and 15 scores through three seasons while playing in 40 of 48 possible games.

The Vikings have already given extensions to linebacker Eric Kendricks and defensive end Danielle Hunter this offseason, and linebacker Anthony Barr is also entering the final year of his rookie deal.

Meanwhile, running back Dalvin Cook told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from a torn left anterior cruciate ligament, adding that he hopes to play in the team's Aug. 11 preseason opener.

Cook, who turns 23 the day before that game, has ditched his knee brace with the approval of the Vikings' training staff and doesn't expect to be tentative on the field. Quite the opposite.

Asked if he's ready to get the first hit out of the way, Cook countered, "I'm ready to deliver it."

"That's what I'm ready to do," he continued. "That's my mindset, man. I'm going to go out there and play and be me. I know my knee is fixed. I know I'm healed up. Put the time in, go out there and play.

A second-round pick in 2017, Cook totalled 444 yards from scrimmage in 3 1/2 games last season before getting hurt, including 354 yards and two scores on the ground. He is expected to start ahead of Latavius Murray, who will also get significant work after Jerick McKinnon departed in free agency this spring.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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