Vikings finalize contract extension with WR Adam Thielen

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their contract extension with wide receiver Adam Thielen, the former undrafted practice squad player who led the team with 967 yards receiving last season.

The three-year deal that keeps Thielen under team control through 2020 is worth as much as $27 million with $11 million guaranteed. Thielen signed it on Tuesday after agreeing to terms last week. He was a restricted free agent who received a qualifying offer for the 2017 season for about $2.75 million.

The 26-year-old wide receiver made the team in 2013 out of a rookie minicamp. He played at Minnesota State, the NCAA Division II university in Mankato where the Vikings hold training camp. Thielen had a breakout season in 2016 with 69 catches and five touchdowns.


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