Vikings sign Brandon Fusco to $25 million contract extension

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed veteran offensive guard Brandon Fusco to a five-year, $25 million contract extensiojn.

Fusco is a former sixth-round draft pick from Slippery Rock who's started 31 of 34 career games.

“I am very excited to get this deal done and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings," Fusco said. "I want to first thank the Wilf family, Rick Spielman and Rob Brzezinski for taking the chance on me and believing in my abilities. I want to also thank my teammates and Jeff Davidson for always pushing me to become the best player I could be at this point. I have always wanted to stay in Minnesota. The fans and support here is great. There is no place I’d rather be. I’m looking forward to the 2014 season and helping the team reach our ultimate goal – a Super Bowl championship.”

“As an organization we are pleased to have reached a contract extension with Brandon Fusc," Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said. "He is a valued member of our offensive line. Brandon is a player that has come in and done everything that we have asked. We strive to draft players that are not only talented but meet our criteria both on and off the field. Brandon is another example of our core group of young players that we are excited about keeping together for years to come.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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