C.J. Ham agrees to two-year contract extension with Vikings

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The Vikings have agreed to a two-year contract extension with fullback C.J. Ham, his representation, Team IFA, announced.

Ham was entering a contract year, due $2.95 million in base salary and set to count $3.8 million against the cap. The Vikings likely picked up cap space for 2023 with the extension.

He caught 10 passes for 86 yards last season, adding 7 yards on four carries. Ham picked up nine first downs on his 14 touches.

He ranked fourth on the Vikings in special teams snaps in 2022, playing a career-high 324. Ham played only 169 on offense, the second-lowest number in his career.

Ham has spent all six of his NFL seasons in Minnesota, with one Pro Bowl appearance.

13 responses to “C.J. Ham agrees to two-year contract extension with Vikings

  1. Ham is one of those two- way players teams are dying to sign. Sits on the bench for defense and offense!! SKOL!!

  2. Ham is a standup guy – one of those core culture fan favorites the national conglomerate media goons miss because they only look for flash. He has more to give than he was allowed to show last year, here’s hoping he has the opportunity this season.

  3. Ham is a good player, even better man. The rumor was he was not going to be kept, so much for that. Welcome back CJ!

  4. KOC has stated he wants to implement the run more. He gave stats about teams being in 2nd and 5 and the tremendous opportunities that brings to open up the playbook. I thought they would cut Ham as they didn’t utilize him much, compared to salary. But, for now, it sounds like that will change a bit.

  5. Ham is a prototypical blue collar football player, and every team needs guys like this. No drama, no BS…just do your job. No, he’s not an offensive juggernaut, but what he brings to the table is great special teams play and great blocking. He’s also a bulldozer up the middle when you need one. And every year without fail he gets a few key first downs on screens/swing pass type plays.

  6. I can respect any player that reasonably understands his own compensatory value combined with his own expectation for longevity. In other words; He knows which side of his bread is buttered.

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