Word around the Internet, from multiple sources, says long time Vikings defensive end and all around good guy Brian Robison has signed a one year extension.
The extension was more of a way to spread out guaranteed money, as his contract now goes to $7.5 million over two years, with $5.5 million guaranteed. And as Ben Goessling also reports in the link above, the re-work now gives the Vikings $18 million in cap space, way more than enough to sign one or two more free agents, along with their upcoming draft picks.
And from Vikings beat writer Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune, Robison's base salary drops from $5.3 million to $3.9 million, but that salary is now fully guaranteed. And in 2018, if the Vikings and Robison part ways, there are no salary cap implications for the club.
It's a good move for the Vikings, as Robison is a solid player at defensive end, and a much needed veteran presence in the locker room with the retirement of Chad Greenway. I think it's fair to say that Danielle Hunter could very well pass Robison on the depth chart in 2017, but as much as the Vikings rotate players on the defensive line, and how much the Vikes have moved Robison around the line in recent years, I still expect 'BRob' to be on the field a lot when the defense is playing.
And that's a good thing, as Robison had 7.5 sacks last year, and because I want to see more of the best QB Sack Celebration in the NFL: