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Vikings LB Kendricks signs five-year, $50M contract

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April 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm.

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks signed a contract extension, the team announced on Monday.

While the Vikings did not disclose terms of the deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that the pact is worth $50 million over five years with $25 million guaranteed.

Kendricks recorded a career-high 136 tackles last season — with 13 coming in victory over the Cleveland Browns.

The 26-year-old Kendricks is the first Vikings player since Rip Hawkins (1961-1964) to lead the team in total tackles in each of his first three seasons.

Kendricks has totaled 367 tackles while forcing and recovering one fumble in 45 career games since being selected by the Vikings in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He also returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns.