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Vikings Sign WR Adam Thielen to Multi-Year Contract

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. –Adam Thielen is staying put in his home state.

The Vikings announced Tuesday that the club has re-signed wide receiver who hails from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Since joining the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Thielen has played his way into an increasingly significant role with each season.

Thielen played all 16 games during the 2016 season, starting 10 of them on offense. He finished the year just shy of the 1,000-yard mark, totaling 69 catches for 967 yards and five touchdowns. He also added two rushes for 15 yards and contributed on special teams with six punt returns for eight yards and one kickoff return for 19 yards.

Thielen led Minnesota in yards, and his three 100-yard receiving games tied with Stefon Diggs for the team lead.

The alum of Mankato State University, Mankato, spent the 2013 season on the Vikings practice squad before making the 53-man roster for the 2014 season and participating mostly on special teams. In Week 13, Thielen blocked a Panthers punt and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown.

Over his career, Thielen on offense has 89 catches for 1,248 yards and six touchdowns in addition to six rushes for 104 yards. He's also totaled 25 special teams tackles, six punt returns (eight yards) and three kickoff returns (52 yards).

Thielen is one of four Minnesota natives on the Vikings current roster, joining cornerback Marcus Sherels (Rochester), wide receiver Isaac Fruechte (Caledonia) and running back C.J. Ham (Duluth).

The Vikings also recently **agreed to terms** with cornerback Terence Newman, who will return for his third season in Purple and 15th in the NFL.

View the best images of Vikings WR Adam Thielen during his career in Minnesota after re-signing with the team on Tuesday.

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