Everson Griffen reportedly restructures contract to remain with Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings and pass rusher Everson Griffen have reportedly restructured his contract, ensuring that he remains on the team for the 2019 season.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media broke this news on Thursday afternoon.

Prior to this agreement, the Vikings were going to be on the hook for $10.9 million fully guaranteed. Now that’s no longer the case. Instead, he’ll earn roughly $8 million, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Last season, Griffen spent time away from the team following a bizarre series of circumstances, after which he was arrested. He ended up appearing in 11 games, tallying 22 solo tackles and 5.5 sacks.

The former former fourth-round pick out of USC has started 73 games since 2010, racking up 63.5 sacks. Following his From 2014-17, he amassed 33.5 sacks. During that stretch, he signed a monster contract with the Vikings, which is the deal that is now being restructured to keep him in the fold.