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Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs signs a contract extension

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs has signed a contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. It is a five-year deal, with ESPN reporting it to be worth $81 million, including around $40 million in guarantee money.


Reuters 31 Jul 2018, 06:07 PM United States

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs has signed a contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. It is a five-year deal, with ESPN reporting it to be worth $81 million, including around $40 million in guaranteed money.

It will keep Diggs, 24, with the Vikings through 2023.

A fifth-round selection from Maryland in the 2015 NFL Draft, Diggs gained 849 yards on 64 receptions last season. He also scored eight touchdowns. He became the first player in NFL history to record at least 13 receptions in consecutive games with 13 vs. Detroit and 13 at Washington last November.

No catch is more memorable than the one he made in the NFC playoffs last season. In the game that has been dubbed the "Minneapolis Miracle," Diggs scored on a 61-yard catch-and-run as time expired. Minnesota beat New Orleans 29-24 to move on to the NFC Championship Game.

For his three-year career, Diggs has 200 receptions, 2,472 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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