- Height / Weight
- 6'5" / 252 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- June 15, 1993 (25)
- 5th Season
- 2015 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 88 (MIN)
The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive end Danielle Hunter to a five-year, $72 million extension with $40 million in guarantees and a $15 million signing bonus, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. Hunter has 147 tackles (91 solo), 25.5 sacks, 36 tackles for loss, 125 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in his three seasons with Minnesota.
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter has no plans to hold out of offseason workouts as he seeks a new deal. He has taken part in every practice since the team reported for voluntary workouts April 16. Hunter is a big part of Minnesota's fearsome pass rush, accumulating 26.5 sacks in his three NFL seasons. "Oh no," Hunter said when asked about holding out. "I'm not worried about that. My job is to come here and play football. Whatever they're talking about with the contract is between my agent and the team. So, I'm going to make sure I go out here and come to work, because that's what I like to do." Hunter is a fine IDP target once the elite rushers come off the board.
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter, who has 19.5 sacks in the last two years, worked in the offseason with James Cooper, the former trainer for free-agent running back Adrian Peterson. Hunter has worked with Cooper since he entered the NFL in 2015 and said he has made physical strides this offseason. "I'm stronger," Hunter said this week during organized team activities. "I'm much more quicker. Last year, I had put on weight (from 255 pounds in 2016), so now my body is used to it. … I went down there (to train in Houston), and I just focused. It's as simple as that." Hunter is in the final year of his four-year rookie deal and will be looking for big bucks if he has another successful season. He's a big reason why Minnesota's defense was one of the best in the league the last two years.