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Vikings Release DT Letroy Guion & WR Greg Childs


The Vikings announced the release of DT Letroy Guion and WR Greg Childs on Thursday.

Childs, 22, still had two years remaining on his rookie contract, which included base salaries $570,000 (2014) and $660,000 (2015).

Minnesota used a fourth round pick on him back in 2012, however, he suffered multiple patellar tendon tears, which left his future in question.


Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that sources have confirmed that the Vikings are expected to release DT Letroy Guion.

Guion, 26, still has one year remaining on his three-year, $9 million contract that incldued $2.5 million guaranteed. His base salary for the 2014 season is $3.95 million to go along with a cap figure of $4.3 million.

  • The Vikings would save $4 million by releasing Guion, according to the OverTheCap.com.

Last year, he totaled 21 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a recovery over the course of 13 games.

  • MickC14

    The Purple might be gambling that Childs will remain unsigned because of his injury plagued career thus far. I think this would allow them to re-sign him at a lower number once his free agency begins. On the other hand, someone please answer this, was Letroy Guion actually set to make more money this year compared to what Kevin Williams made last year? I don’t remember the actual amount Williams got paid, but I thought it was around $3 million last year. No wonder they cut him loose. That would have been a travesty and a real slap in the face to a storied veteran like Kevin Williams. I hope they bring Williams back this year, he still has gas left in the tank. Childs on the other hand would’ve probably ended up as a practice squad player this next year at best. Releasing him was inevitable. Here’s hoping he finally gets a shot somewhere this next season. if he can put his injuries aside, he just might surprise people. Oh and one last thing not related to this article, Spielman, please cut Chris Cook as soon as possible. we don’t need his attitude and poor performance. He is a bum. Tweeting that he guesses that he isn’t supposed to tweet about his talking with the coach is just the latest example of his poor judgment. Get him out of here on the next bus to loserville.Maybe Childs can play cornerback…at least he’s a hard worker.

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      The Vikings got Kevin Williams to accept a pay cut last April. He would have made $7.5 million for the 2013 season, but he reduced that to $4.9 million.

      Minnesota re-upped Guion to a three-year contract back in April of 2012, so they were clearly hoping for him to take a big step.

      Will be interesting to see where Kevin Williams lands because he could end up being a great value for someone.

      • MickC14

        thanx for that info…i remember Williams taking the pay cut. Funny thing is he’s more worth 4.9 million than Guion is worth 3.95 million for next season, and by a long stretch…

        • NFL Trade Rumors

          No arguments here. Williams has been as consistent as they come.

  • Conner Veit

    I think we made a mistake releasing Childs. He would have made less than 1 mil this and next year, and this is the kid who outperformed Alshon Jeffery, Julio Jones, and AJ Green his sophomore season in college… I hope it doesn’t bite us in the back (fingers crossed)

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