Vikings Re-sign Receiver Adam Thielen

File photo of Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen Photo: AP Photo/Jim Mone
File photo of Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen

March 15, 2017 04:20 PM

He went from a feel-good story of a local kid trying to earn a spot on the Vikings roster to one of the most reliable possession receivers in the National Football League. Now, Adam Thielen has cashed in with a 3-year deal that will keep him with the Minnesota Vikings.

Thielen's deal guarantees him $11-million and runs through the 2020 season.  The base value of the deal is $17-million with a potential for incentives up to $27-million.

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Thielen was slated to make $2.7-million this year base on a restricted free agent tender the Vikings offered earlier this offseason. He made $600,000 last season, his third in the NFL.

Thielen had a career year last season making 69 catches for 967 yards - which led the team - and five touchdowns.

The 26-year-old from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota was an underdog to make the roster as an undrafted free agent after he graduated from Minnesota State - Mankato in 2013.

The Vikings receiving corps is still thin, having lost both Cordarrelle Patterson and Charles Johnson to free agency.


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