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Vikings Free Agency: Mike Remmers to be released

An expected move to bring some cap relief

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Hot on the heels of the Minnesota Vikings announcing that they would not be picking up the option on safety Andrew Sendejo, they’re making another move that will provide some cap relief and begin what will be another revamp of the offensive line.

Close, Personal Friend of The Daily Norseman Tom Pelissero™ is reporting that the Vikings are set to release guard Mike Remmers, a move that many of us have been anticipating for some time.

Remmers was a part of the Vikings’ last attempt at a revamp of the offensive line, as he signed a five-year deal with the team before the start of the 2017 season. While he was decent enough at right tackle in his first season with the team, the Vikings moved him to right guard in 2018, where he was. . .not great. With Brian O’Nell currently in the mix to start at right tackle for (hopefully) the long-term and Remmers not being able to make the transition to guard successfully, his time with the Vikings is now up.

The Vikings will have to eat approximately $1.8 million of dead money against the salary cap with Remmers’ release, but it will net them $4.55 million in cap space.

We’ll keep bringing you updates on the moves that the Vikings are making with the “legal tampering” period now, officially, underway before free agency starts on Wednesday.