The Minnesota Vikings have restructured a trio of contracts, and according to Andrew Krammer over at ESPN, those players are Chad Greenway, Jerome Felton and Jamarca Sanford. Here are some of the particulars of each player's restructured contract:
Greenway played through a fractured wrist for most of last season. His cap number has been lowered to $7.2 million for next season and his guaranteed base salary for 2014 should ensure he's on the team next season.
Greenway is under contract through 2015, with a cap of $8.8 million in the final year.
Safety Jamarca Sanford restructured the final year of his contract, cutting his salary by $750,000, but adding $400,000 in guaranteed money. Sanford can reportedly earn back the money through playing-time incentives.
Fullback Jerome Felton also restructured his deal just a year after signing a three-year, $7.5 million deal last offseason. Felton, 28 in July, took a $500,000 pay cut and in return got a $200,000 base salary guarnatee and the right to void his final year under contract in 2015.
None of these moves are major, but the combined total frees up a little over $2 Million, which brings their total cap number to $16.3 Million. Rick Spielman said they were not done spending in free agency, and these moves give them a little more breathing room. According to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, the Vikings are still looking at signing a free agent guard:
If Vikings can't re-sign Charlie Johnson, one guard they are considering is Carolina FA Travelle Wharton. But not ideal that he's 33 in May.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 15, 2014
And there are other rumors out there that the Vikings might be looking at cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as well. Either way, more cap space is always a good thing.