04-16-2018 06:51 PM

The Minnesota Vikings locked up standout middle linebacker Eric Kendricks to a multi-year extension, the team announced Monday. "I like the defense we are on now, I like the group of guys we have in the locker room," Kendricks said at a news conference announcing the deal. Kendricks is scheduled to make a base salary of $1.138 million in 2018 in the final season of his four-year rookie contract.

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