Minnesota Vikings Kick Off Organized Team Activities Amidst Contract Concerns for Star Wide Receiver Justin Jefferson

Report: Justin Jefferson of the Vikings misses start of OTAs due to ongoing contract negotiations

Minnesota Vikings kick off organized team activities (OTAs) on Monday, but star wide receiver Justin Jefferson was absent from the start of this week’s voluntary workouts. Jefferson, a three-time Pro Bowler, is in the final year of his rookie contract and has been engaged in discussions with the team about a potential long-term extension. Last year, he skipped most of the Vikings’ voluntary offseason programs before showing up for mandatory minicamp and training camp.

This recent absence by Jefferson comes shortly after head coach Kevin O’Connell addressed concerns about the wide receiver’s contract situation. O’Connell expressed confidence that everything would be worked out and emphasized Jefferson’s importance to the team on and off the field. General manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has also been optimistic about reaching a new deal with Jefferson and debunked rumors about considering trading him rather than extending his contract.

With Jefferson being a vital piece of the team and a significant contributor to their success, both the coaching staff and front office are working hard to ensure that a new deal can be reached to keep him in Minnesota for the long term. The ongoing negotiations and uncertainty surrounding Jefferson’s contract have been a focal point for the Vikings as they kick off their offseason activities.

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