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Vikings sign S Josh Metellus to two-year, $13M extension

Oct 2, 2022;  London, United Kingdom;  Minnesota Vikings safety Josh Metellus (44) during the NFL International Series game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings security Josh Metellus (44) in the course of the NFL Worldwide Collection sport at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Picture: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports activities

Vikings security Josh Metellus signed a two-year contract extension as he prepares for an expanded function in Minnesota’s protection.

ESPN and NFL Community reported Thursday that the deal consists of $6 million assured and is price $13 million.

The staff’s 2023 particular groups captain, Metellus additionally has been tabbed to start out in some packages because the Vikings‘ third security.

A sixth-round decide in 2020, Metellus, 25, has performed in 48 video games with three begins final season. He participated in 77 p.c of the particular staff performs.

Brian Flores carried out a brand new defensive scheme within the offseason utilizing a number of safeties in non-traditional roles.

Minnesota’s Week 1 opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, operated in a three-wide receiver set often final season however modified offensive coordinators from Byron Leftwich to Dave Canales for 2023. Canales mentioned within the preseason he’ll use tight finish Cade Otton as his “Swiss military knife” to assist camouflage whether or not the offense will run or cross on a selected play.

—Subject Stage Media

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