Cousins officially signs 3-year deal with Vikings

Kirk Cousins is officially a Minnesota Viking. The free-agent quarterback signed a three-year contract with the team, his agent, Mike McCartney, confirmed Thursday.

The landmark deal is for three years and $84 million fully guaranteed, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who also notes Cousins can win another $6 million in bonuses that include Super Bowl-related incentives.

The 29-year-old made one visit once free agency opened. He was wined and dined in Minnesota on Wednesday and spent the following day visiting the team’s facilities. The Vikings will hold an introductory press conference at 3:30 p.m. CT.

They signed Malcolm Butler to a five-year, $61 million deal with $30 million guaranteed. Questions about whether he is worth that kind of money are legitimate, but there is no doubt that he upgrades Tennessee’s defensive backfield. He is a solid No. 1 cornerback who will now be paired with his former Patriots teammate, Logan Ryan. The Titans also signed another former Patriot in Dion Lewis. Lewis proved his true value and versatility last season for the Patriots. He rushed for 896 yards and six touchdowns — both career-high marks. He had 32 catches for 214 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned a kick for a score. He should be an excellent complement to the larger Derrick Henry.

Cadet split time with the Bills and New York Jets last season. He rushed for 93 yards on 22 carries in six games with Buffalo and added 13 catches for 93 yards as well. Cadet had just one carry in three games with the Jets. Cadet has spent six years in the NFL with the Bills, Jets, Patriots, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers.

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“There is no competition,” Jackson told reporters.
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