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Vikings FB C.J. Ham on his new contract, his evolving role, Stefon Diggs trade, and more

KSTP Sports
Created: April 07, 2020 10:29 AM

Vikings fullback C.J. Ham signed a 3-year extension earlier this offseason. He talked about that, his role in Gary Kubiak's offense, the trade of WR Stefon Diggs, and more in a recent chat with our Darren Wolfson. Ham will earn $4 million in 2020.

***Click the video box on this page to watch our chat with Ham***

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Ham, who was a restricted free agent, had one year remaining on his contract, so he’s now signed through the 2023 season.

Ham, a native of Duluth and a graduate of Augustana, signed with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He made his NFL debut a year later in 2017, with his fullback role evolving in the last 12 months under the watchful eyes of Kevin Stefanski and Kubiak. Stefanski, who had interest in bringing Ham to Cleveland, is now the head coach of the Browns.

Ham's breakout year came in 2019 when the 26-year-old had a role in the passing game and caught 17 passes for 149 yards and his first career touchdown.

Ham’s most important role is to be lead blocker for running back Dalvin Cook.


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