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agreed to terms with DE Danielle Hunter on a 5-year, $72M extension, source said. $40M in guarantees. He gets a $15M signing bonus .Big-time money for a budding talent. 馃挵馃挵馃挸— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)
June 27, 2018Hunter - the 88th pick in the 2015 NFL draft - has quickly morphed into one of the league's top young pass-rushers. He's registered 25.5 sacks, 134 total tackles and a trio of forced fumbles through his first three NFL seasons. Hunter posted an impressive 12.5 sacks during the 2016 campaign.The 23-year-old Hunter was given an 82.6 total grade for the 2017 season by Pro Football Focus, which placed him in the "above average" category. Hunter has been a key cog in Minnesota's elite defense Tomas Hertl Jersey
, helping them reach the 2017 NFC Championship Game - where they would fall to the Philadelphia Eagles.During the 2017 postseason, Hunter registered one sack and nine total tackles. The Vikings tied the other team's for the NFL' best record with 13 wins, and their trip to the NFC title game was the franchise's first in eight years.With Hunter, Everson Griffen, Anthony Barr, Xavier Rhodes Authentic Evgeny Kuznetsov Jersey
, Harrison Smith and Sheldon Richardson in the fold, Minnesota's top-ranked defense from 2017 will be a force to be reckoned with for many years.It's been a busy offseason for general manager Rick Spielman, who landed quarterback Kirk Cousins on a three-year, $84 million guaranteed deal. He also brought in the aforementioned Richardson on a one-year deal and has now signed Hunter to a long-term contract. The Vikings have made the playoffs in two of the past three seasons, but it's now becoming a championship-or-bust label for the franchise. They were one game short of being the first team to play in the Super Bowl that their city was also hosting.With Hunter signed long-term, the Vikings keep one of their best players and have the window open for many more years. It's time for them to now live up to the hype and bring home a championship to the city.
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, but it’s less clear if Robert Griffin III will be joining Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson in Baltimore this fall.
Griffin signed as a free agent this offseason before the Ravens drafted Jackson with the final pick of the first round. He’s played in all three preseason games and has completed 18-of-26 passes for 177 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said on Thursday that the call on Griffin will “go right to the wire” and expressed his opinion that “the best quarterback thing to do would be to keep” the veteran on the roster. Harbaugh acknowledged that needs at other positions may lead to General Manager Ozzie Newsome making a different call, however.
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, for sure, but there are other factors that go into that and we’ll have to figure all that out. Ozzie ultimately will have to make that decision.”
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