Vikings Exercise 5th-Year Option for Trae Waynes

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The Vikings and Waynes will look to sign a new deal within the next year or so, but he's now situated under his current contract to be with the team through 2019.

Waynes was selected No. 11 overall by the Vikings, a defensive-minded team with a loaded secondary.

The Vikings announced this morning that they extended cornerback Trae Waynes' fifth-year option, something that shouldn't come as a surprise as it was rumored to be in the works for about a week. I am just going to go out and do the same things I've always done. Minnesota now has three first-round corners in their rotation (Waynes, Rhodes, Hughes), while Alexander was a second-rounder. Waynes became a full-time starter for the Vikings at the corner position in 2017 where he ended his year with 57 tackles and two interceptions.

As he enters his fourth season out of Michigan State, the former first-round pick's numbers have only improved with each passing season as he has gotten more involved on defense.

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He also notched his first career sack.

The 25-year-old Waynes has proved to be durable early on in his career. He had a career-high three interceptions in 2016.

Minnesota had a big decision to make after the Vikings were bounced from the playoffs, though. Going on 40, 2018 will be Newman's 16th season.

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