Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo are reporting that the Vikings are signing LB Eric Kendricks to a five-year, $50 million extension that includes $25 million guaranteed.
The Vikings have already announced the extension for Kendricks.
Reports dating back to last summer mentioned that the Vikings were interested in getting a long-term deal in place for Kendricks, but it appears as though talks didn’t pick up until this offseason.
Kendricks, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Vikings back in 2015. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $5.155 million contract and was set to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
In 2017, Kendricks appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and recorded 113 tackles, one sack, an interception returned for a touchdown and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 37 linebackers out of 87 qualifying players.