Everson Griffen will reside with Minnesota Vikings after all.
Minnesota struck a deal with the defensive close at a diminished fee correct in time to comprise him on the crew, a source knowledgeable NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Griffen will effect around $8 million in 2019 as fragment of his fresh deal, a $3 million pay lower, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.
The defensive lineman used to be owed $10.9 million in 2019 sooner than the restructure, all of which used to be region to be guaranteed on Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. Griffen reportedly signed the fresh deal with minutes to spare.
The 31-twelve months-celebrated Griffen, who has four years final on an extension signed in 2017, used to be even handed a lower candidate after the Vikings re-signed linebacker Anthony Barr to a monster five-twelve months, $67.5 million deal earlier this week. Or no longer it’s on the 2d unclear if the the leisure of Griffen’s contract, which runs through 2022, will close the the same.
A constant producer along Minnesota’s defensive line over the final 9 years, Griffen overlooked five games in 2018 for non-football connected causes. The outmoded sat out five weeks on the starting up of the twelve months to combat a serious psychological-neatly being connected scenario. He returned in Week 8, finishing the season exact with 5.5 sacks, 13 QB hits and 33 entire tackles.
Griffen will re-be a part of in 2019 a serene stellar Vikings front seven, boasting Barr, Eric Kendricks, Danielle Hunter, Linval Joseph and Shamar Stephen. Minnesota’s one defensive casualty in free agency, Sheldon Richardson, used to be there for correct one season.