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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has voided the last three years of his current contract with the team.  Griffen exercised a clause in his contract allowing him to opt out if he had six sacks while playing 57 percent of the defensive snaps in 2019.  


Griffen had until February 25th to exercise the option, but apparently has already chosen to do so.  This move will make him an unrestricted free agent and free up $13 million in cap space for the cap strapped Minnesota Vikings.  The team will take on $800,000 in dead money from the deal.  


It is possible Griffen could return to the Vikings but with a restructed deal worth less money.