Vikings, TE T.J. Hockenson far apart on contract extension: Sources

Vikings, TE T.J. Hockenson far apart on contract extension: Sources
Vikings, TE T.J. Hockenson far apart on contract extension: Sources

The Minnesota Vikings and tight end T.J. Hockenson are far apart on a contract extension, league sources told The Athletic on Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know:

Hockenson wants to reset the market with a historic contract extension for tight ends. He is in the final year of a four-year, $19.82 million deal.
The two-time Pro Bowler has missed most of training camp with an ear infection and back soreness.
Hockenson, originally drafted by the Detroit Lions, came over midway through last season in a trade. He had 60 receptions for 519 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games in Minnesota.


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