Several of the Vikings' top talent on that side of the ball had been acquired via the draft.
ESPN reported the deal is worth $50 million over five years, with $25 million guaranteed.
Kendricks, the Vikings' second-round pick in 2015, posted 113 combined tackles last season, with a sack and one interception (which he returned 31 yards for a touchdown).
The former UCLA linebacker is signing an extension with the Minnesota Vikings. He's led the team in tackling every year since being drafted.
One of the most important pieces from the Minnesota Vikings' league-best scoring and yardage defense is sticking around long term.
Minnesota has constructed a roster that could see them be in the case once again to compete for a possible trip to the Super Bowl with balance on both sides of the ball. The two are part of a defense that was ranked No. 1 in the National Football League last season.
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