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Vikings Superstar Justin Jefferson Absent From Voluntary Workouts

Written by Tony Ghaul

Minnesota Vikings superstar WR Justin Jefferson has been absent from voluntary team workouts. His absence has raised some questions about a potential contract dispute between the two sides.

Vikings Head Coach Kevin O’Connell said he’s been in contact with Jefferson throughout the offseason.

“It’s one of those things that we’ve had great dialogue throughout the offseason. A lot of that will stay between Justin and I. But I just know that he’s getting work, wherever he’s spending his offseason, look forward to having him here when he decides to come up and I know his teammates will be excited about that.”

Jefferson is one of the elite receivers in the NFL. He won NFL Offensive Player of the Year last season after leading the league in catches and receiving yards.

Jefferson has two years left on his rookie deal and is eligible to sign his first contract extension this offseason. The Vikings picked up his fifth-year option for 2024. He is set to earn $2.4 million this year and $19.7 in 2024.

Jefferson is expected to be in attendance for a two-day minicamp in mid-June. O’Connell said he’d love to see Jefferson before that point.

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson. Photo courtsey of Bruce Kluckhohn / AP

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