Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe is coming off the best season of his career, but he's working out this summer as though he still has a lot to prove.
Shiancoe led the Vikings last season with 11 receiving touchdowns, third among NFL tight ends, and caught a career-high 56 passes. Given those lofty numbers, it wasn't surprising when a report surfaced earlier this week that stated Shiancoe's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has talked with the Vikings about a contract extension.
Pro Football Weekly reported Shiancoe would like to be paid about $5 million to $7 million per season, which would make him one of the five highest-paid tight ends in the NFL. He signed a five-year, $18.2 million contract with Minnesota in 2007 and has two years left on that deal.
Shiancoe declined to comment on the report when reached by the Pioneer Press on Tuesday. But he emphasized he's eager for the coming season and that he plans to "set the bar higher" after his career year.