Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs carries the ball during NFL football practice in Eagan, Minn., Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

AP Source: Vikings, Diggs reach deal on 5-year extension

July 31, 2018 - 9:55 am

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Stefon Diggs have agreed on a five-year contract extension, moving the star of the "Minneapolis Miracle" into the NFL's top 10 highest-paid players at his position.

The new deal, which was reached on Tuesday, is valued at $72 million plus an additional $9 million in possible incentives, according to the person who spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the details.

Diggs has yet to post a 1,000-yard or 100-catch season, but his ability was on full display when he made the 61-yard touchdown reception on the game's final play to lift the Vikings to victory over New Orleans in last season's playoffs.


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