Reports: Vikings, Asiata reach contract agreement


Multiple media reports indicate the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a contract with running back Matt Asiata.

Asiata, 27, was a restricted free agent. A source tells ESPN's Ben Goessling Asiata will sign the contract on Tuesday.

Asiata is coming off his best year in a Vikings uniform. He started nine of the 15 games Adrian Peterson missed, rushing for 570 yards and a team-high nine touchdowns. In addition, he caught 44 passes for 312 yards and a touchdown.

Asiata earned $570,000 on his restricted free agent contract tender last season. According to the Star Tribune, his deal with the Vikings is incentive-laden and will give him a chance to earn more this season if he plays a significant role in the Vikings offense.

Peterson's status for 2015 is unknown. He is under contract with the Vikings, but last month told ESPN he remains uneasy about returning to Minnesota.

Asiata started his Vikings career as a fullback. He has rushed for 745 yards and 12 touchdowns, while averaging 3.5 yards per carry during three seasons on the team's active roster.

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