49ers Extend $30.5M Deal to Former Vikings Running Back McKinnon

Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon (21) scores on a 16-yard touchdown reception ahead of Chicago Bears inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski. Photo: AP/Andy Clayton-King
Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon (21) scores on a 16-yard touchdown reception ahead of Chicago Bears inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski.

March 14, 2018 09:55 AM

While the Minnesota Vikings are set to sign Kirk Cousins, it appears that they are going to lose a player who had a big role last year.

RELATED: ESPN: Kirk Cousins to Sign 3-Year Deal with Minnesota Vikings

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A source confirmed with KSTP Sports that the San Francisco 49ers are extending a four-year, $30.5 million deal to running back Jerick McKinnon.

KSTP Sports reported McKinnon had interest from at least five teams as a free agent. A source involved in the McKinnon talks called the Vikings "gracious" throughout the process, as they did want him back. But once the Vikings went all-in on Cousins, it limited their ability to come close to the 49ers offer.

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