Vikings Pick Up $3.9M Of Cap Room After Sharrif Floyd Withdraws Grievance

Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that former Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd has withdrawn a grievance against the team for their decision to place him on the non-football injury list in 2017.

Floyd had previously argued that the Vikings never should have placed him on the NFI list and they should have instead put him on injured reserve and paid out his full salary, given that his knee condition prevented him from playing was the result of a football injury.

Floyd still has a pending lawsuit against Dr. James Andrews for $180 million for allegedly botching his knee surgery and in turn ending his NFL career.

The Vikings actually picked up $3.9 million of cap space following Floyd’s decision to withdraw the grievance.

Floyd, 27, was taken with the No. 23 overall pick back in 2013. He was in the final year of his four-year, $7.671 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $941,300 in 2016 when the Vikings picked up his fifth-year option last year.

For his career, Floyd recorded 95 tackles, 9.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a recovery, four pass defenses over the course of four seasons and 44 games.

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