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Griffen deal lowers cap commitment at DE

Many were shocked at the numbers in Everson Griffen's contract, but the deal significantly lowers the Vikings' salary-cap commitment to the position as the overall cap goes up. We take a look at the numbers, comparing them to the last year's salaries at the position.

The Everson Griffen signing brought some shock when the numbers came in – five years, $42.5 million with $20 million guaranteed. Nationally, the analysts came out against the amount that Griffen got, pointing out that he has started only one game for the Vikings in four years. That is true. Then came the cost-per-sack analysts. If he is averaging $8.5 million over the five years, Griffen is...

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