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Vikings, former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs reach deal on five-year extension

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs stands elated in the end zone, facing a U.S. Bank Stadium crowd in the throes of delirium, after catching the winning touchdown on the final play of the game against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC divisional playoff game on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs stands elated in the end zone, facing a U.S. Bank Stadium crowd in the throes of delirium, after catching the winning touchdown on the final play of the game against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC divisional playoff game on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Jeff Wheeler / TNS)

A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Stefon Diggs have agreed on a five-year contract extension, moving the star of the "Minneapolis Miracle" into the NFL 's top 10 highest-paid players at his position.

The new deal, which was reached on Tuesday, is valued at $72 million plus an additional $9 million in possible incentives, according to the person who spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the details.

Diggs has yet to post a 1,000-yard or 100-catch season, but his ability was on full display when he made the 61-yard touchdown reception on the game's final play to lift the Vikings to victory over New Orleans in last season's playoffs.

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