MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen will become a free agent for the first time in his 11-year career.
He's coming off a bounce-back season for the longest-tenured player on the team.
Griffen has chosen to exercise his option to void the remaining three years on his contract, a person with knowledge of the decision confirmed to The Associated Press.
The move will clear more than $13 million off the books for 2020 for the salary cap-strapped Vikings.
Griffen had eight sacks in 15 games in 2019 after a rough season the year before.