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Vikings ink Wright to extension


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The Minnesota Vikings signed receiver Jarius Wright to a four-year contract extension, the club announced on Thursday.

The deal is worth $14.8 million with $7 million guaranteed, according to the NFL Network.

Wright set career highs of 42 receptions and 588 yards in 2014. The fourth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft has 90 receptions for 1,332 yards and seven touchdowns in his three seasons with the Vikings.

“Jarius has been a key member of our offense since we drafted him in 2012 and we felt it was necessary to secure his future with our organization,” Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. “His commitment to this team, hard work and leadership in the WR room are several of the intangibles that he brings to our club on a daily basis and we’re excited for his future with the Vikings.”

Minnesota opens the regular season on Monday night when it visits the San Francisco 49ers.

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