Chester Taylor has agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $12.5 million, according to a league source.
Taylor will be guaranteed $7 million, an unprecedented amount for a running back who turns 31 in September.
But Taylor has only started one full NFL season, gaining 1,216 rushing yards in 2006, before Adrian Peterson took over as the Minnesota Vikings' No. 1 tailback.
Taylor, though, remained a valued part of the Vikings offense, and he completed his four-year, $14.1 million with the club.