Every off-season comes with a few cuts on every NFL team. Some are obvious cuts, while lots of thought goes into others. The Minnesota Vikings are no different. Here’s an updated list of some players we know will not be back next season:
A man who spent the past six seasons in a Viking uniform, will now be donning Tennessee Titans apparel. Hutchinson signed a 3 year/$16 million dollar deal with the Titans on March 15th. The deal comes with $6 million guaranteed, and features $4.5 million in signing bonus.
Many thought Hutchinson might call it a career after he missed 7 games over the past two seasons, due to injury. The Vikings clearly in a rebuilding process, were not willing to re-sign the 11 year veteran, and the Titans jumped at the chance to bring him aboard.
Cornerback Cedric Griffin, who has spent his whole career as a Viking, will also not return next season. Griffin was cut by the Vikings early in free agency, and later agreed to a deal with the Washington Redskins. His new deal is for one year/$2.5 million.
It was up in the air whether Griffin would return in 2012, after he was benched late last season. Most attribute his declining performance to multiple ACL operations, which limited him to only 2 games in 2010. It was clear last season, that Griffin was not yet back to 100%.
**OL Anthony Herrera cut on March 10th
**WR Greg Camarillo was informed he will not be re-signed
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