Everson Griffen: Minnesota Vikings defensive end to become free agent

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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen will opt from the contract and become a free agent, multiple outlets reported Thursday.
Even the four-time Pro Bowl choice has three years remaining on his deal (2020-22), but he reached two statistical goals in 2019 that triggered his prospective departure.
According to ESPN, Griffen had to enroll six or even more sacks and play 57 percent or more of those Vikings’ snaps. He had eight sacks and played 77.6 percent of those snaps, starting 15 games and tallying 41 tackles and one interception.
The passing of griffen would give Minnesota roughly $13m in cap area per the accounts, with $800,000 in dead currency.
Griffen, 32, has performed his whole 10-year NFL career with the Vikings, registering 353 tackles, 74.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and two interceptions in 147 games (88 begins ).
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