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Jarius Wright Signs 4-Year Contract Extension with Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms of an extension with wide receiver Jarius Wright.

Jarius has plenty of reason to smile today.
Jarius has plenty of reason to smile today.
Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE 12:17 PM: According to Ian Rapoport, Wright will get $7 million guaranteed. Not bad for a slot receiver!

Original story below.

After the news broke earlier this morning that John Sullivan is going to miss at least half the season, I'm guessing Minnesota Vikings fans could use some good news right about now.

Well look no further.

The Vikings have signed wide receiver Jarius Wright to a four-year contract extension. From the official team release:

The Minnesota Vikings have announced that WR Jarius Wright has signed a contract extension with the club. Wright posted career-highs in starts (7), receptions (42) and receiving yards (588) in 2014. His game-winning 87-yard TD reception in overtime against the Jets (12/7/14) was the longest reception of his career and the 2nd longest in the NFL that season. The Arkansas native has 7 career receiving TDs and 2 career games with 100+ receiving yards.

According to Ben Goessling of ESPN, the deal is worth a pretty nice chunk of change for the 2012 4th round pick out of Arkansas:

There are no details of guaranteed money and how the yearly salary is broken down at the moment, but we'll update that when the information comes in. Congratulations to Jarius Wright, who is obviously a big part of the Minnesota Vikings' plans going forward.