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Vikings Lock Up Brian Robison To Big Extension

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Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images.
Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images.

The Minnesota Vikings have signed DE Brian Robison to a contract extension, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that the deal is reportedly worth up to $28.3 million over four years (with escalators directly tied to sacks) that will keep him locked up through the 2017 season. $13.1 million is guaranteed, and he also received a $5 million signing bonus.

This marks the third contract he has signed with the Vikings since being drafted by the team in the fourth round of the 2007 draft, and his steady progression and consistent production has paid off.

Robison signed a three-year, $14.1 million deal with the team back in 2011, and now in the final year of that deal, the Vikings wisely made the decision to extend him.

Since signing that deal in 2011, Robison has racked up 17 sacks, 90 tackles, six forced fumbles and eight pass deflections. He has quietly turned into a strong complement to Jared Allen on the opposite end of the defensive line, and this was an easy decision for the Vikings to make.