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  1. #1
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    Everson Griffen strikes deal to stay with Vikings

    Not a bad move to keep him on the team, provided his mental health problems are under control. When healthy, Griffen is a big difference-maker.

    When the Vikings struck a deal with linebacker Anthony Barr to stay with the team earlier this week, there was word that defensive end Everson Griffen‘s spot on the roster might be in danger as a result.

    The Vikings came into the offseason without much cap room and Griffen was reportedly facing a decision about reworking his deal or being released. It appears he’s decided on an answer to that question.

    Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Griffen, whose $10.9 million salary was set to be guaranteed this afternoon, has revised his deal in order to remain in Minnesota. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports he will make around $8 million.

    Griffen missed five games last season while dealing with mental health issues that led him to be hospitalized following an incident that required police intervention. He returned to action and recorded 5.5 sacks in 11 overall appearances.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...-with-vikings/

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    I'm ecstatic they kept him tbh.....he's been a vocal team leader most of his career, highly looked up to by his teammates......there's a reason the team struggled in his absence and it wasn't just his play on the field.

    Now they keep him AND Barr, and in both cases for lower 2019 cap hit than their contracts would imply.....so while they don't have a TON of cap space, there's still room to move.

    I really thought Rudolph and Reiff would have also been approached.....and Waynes could yet be traded.
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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