Wide receiver Stefon Diggs said in June that he’d be happy to get a contract extension with the Vikings Valtteri Filppula Jersey , but that his main focus would be on football this summer.
It appears Diggs will be smiling while going about his business on the field pretty soon. According to multiple reports, the Vikings are closing in on an extension that will keep Diggs in Minnesota. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it is set to be a five-year extension and that Diggs is expected to sign it on Tuesday.
Diggs was a fifth-round pick in 2015 and has racked up 200 catches for 2,472 yards and 15 touchdowns over his first three seasons. That’s made him a good partner for Adam Thielen at receiver for the Vikings and both players will now be signed through at least the 2020 season.
With Diggs Cory Schneider Jersey , defensive end Danielle Hunter and linebacker Eric Kendricks getting new deals, the Vikings are left with linebacker Anthony Barr as their biggest impending free agent.
NBC Sports has hired former NFL official Terry McAulay as an on-air rules analyst for its coverage of "Sunday Night Football" and Notre Dame football.
McAulay retired recently after 20 years as an on-field NFL game official, and a college football officiating administrator for the past 10 seasons.
McAulay will be onsite at "Sunday Night Football" and Notre Dame games Frans Nielsen Jersey Kids , moving between the broadcast booth during the game and the studio set for pregame and halftime shows.
McAulay was a referee for 17 of his 20 NFL seasons (1998-2017), previously serving as a side judge and a field judge. He led the officiating crew in three Super Bowls and worked 15 additional NFL playoff games.
Also, he was the American Athletic Conference's coordinator of football officiating since 2008 (the Big East Conference from 2008-13). As an on-field college official Daniel Winnik Jersey , McAulay was the referee for the Nebraska-Tennessee national championship game in January 1998.