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Vikings sign OT Kalil

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The Minnesota Vikings signed offensive tackle Matt Kalil to a four-year contract worth $20 million, beating the team's 4 p.m. CT deadline for players to report to training camp in Mankato.

Kalil, the fourth pick in the 2012 draft, is likely to start at left tackle. He was the first offensive lineman drafted in '12. The Vikings traded from the No. 3 spot in a deal that enabled the Cleveland Browns to draft Trent Richardson.

He remained unsigned as the Vikings held onto their insistence for offset language, which frees the team of financial obligation if a player is released and signs with another team. Eventually, the deal was completed when the offset provision was dropped.
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