Vikings sign Rhodes to contract extension

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Vikings sign Rhodes to contract extension

If you're a Minnesota Vikings fan, this probably won't come as any sort of "news" but cornerback Xavier Rhodes is emerging into one of the superstar cornerbacks in the National Football League today.

The Pioneer Press had reported Saturday that a deal was close to being finalized.

The new contract includes $41 million guaranteed and pays more than $42 million over the first three years, according to ESPN.

The NFL's current highest-paid cornerback is Norman, who signed a five-year deal last year worth up to $75 million.

Rhodes is under contract in 2017 for $8.026 million, meaning he has six years and $78 million on a contract that runs through 2022.

This move comes days after the Vikings extended the contract of defensive end Everson Griffen. The 2013 first-round pick finished with 44 tackles, a career-high five interceptions and one forced fumble.

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a lucrative contract extension with their premier cornerback.

It's the second time in as many weeks that the Vikings have locked up a defensive starter.

The Vikings also have an interest in an extension for linebacker Eric Kendricks when he is eligible for one after this season.

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