Vikings and Hunter reach new deal

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The dispute is finally over… The Minnesota Vikings and Danielle Hunter have come to terms on a new one year deal for the 2023 season worth up to $20 million with $17 million being guaranteed.

Heading into this season Hunter wanted more money than his deal was set to pay so he skipped the voluntary offseason workout program and mandatory minicamp, before reporting to the veteran Training Camp deadline this past Tuesday. Although he was not practicing with the team, Hunter was working on a schedule that Head Coach Kevin O’Connell wouldn’t specify to the media.

Since being drafted in the Third Round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of LSU by the Vikings, Hunter has been a staple in Minnesota’s defense. He has played in 102 games, 73 of which he started. In that time he totaled 112 QB hits and 71 sacks. During the 2018-19 seasons Hunter recorded 14.5 sacks in each season, becoming the first Vikings to do so in back-to-back seasons since Vikings Ring of Honor inductee Jared Allen in 2008-09.

The Vikings have a scheduled off day on Sunday. They return to the field on Monday for the teams first day scheduled to wear full pads.