Vikings Sign John Sullivan to Contract Extension Through 2017


The Vikings have decided to reward veteran center John Sullivan for being the rock in the middle of their offensive line.

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Amid last year’s upheaval, Sullivan was the one player who remained solid and consistent. I don’t even want to think about where the Vikings would have been if not for Sullivan’s steady play at center.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Sullivan has received recognition for his stalwart performance in the form of a contract extension that also includes a nice bump in pay for this year and next.

Sullivan’s previous contract was set to pay him $4.65 million in base salary for this year and next. The center was set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2017.

The Vikings now have the 29-year-old Sullivan under their control through 2017 and Sullivan will now have considerably more money in his pocket. Everyone has to be pretty happy in this deal.

Speaking of extensions, what about Harrison Smith who is set to become a free agent at the end of the year if the Vikings do not pick up his fifth year option?

The Vikings likely are planning to get a new deal worked out with Smith, but that fifth year option gives them the choice of putting that off until next season.

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