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Joe Berger signs one-year extension with Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings announced a one-year contract extension for starting center Joe Berger.

After winning the starting center job in training camp and the preseason, the Minnesota Vikings wanted to make sure that Joe Berger stayed with the team beyond this year.

The Vikings signed Berger to a one-year contract extension on Friday, putting him under contract through the 2017 season.  His two-year, $2.155 million contract was due to expire at the end of this season and he had a $1.435 million salary-cap hit this year.

Berger, who took over for John Sullivan last year when he underwent two back surgeries, entered the offseason practices in a competition with Sullivan for the starting spot. Berger won the job at the end of the preseason and the Vikings released Sullivan on Aug. 30.

Berger started his career with the Miami Dolphins in 2005 and has been with the Vikings the last five years.


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