Vikings DE Brian Robison Takes Pay Cut In Return For One-Year Extension

Field Yates of ESPN is reporting that the Vikings have signed veteran DE Brian Robison to a one-year contract extension on Friday.

According to Yates, Robison will now make a base value of $7.5 million over two years and gets $5.15 million guaranteed as part of this new extension.

Robison’s base salary drops from $5.3 million to $3.9 million fully guaranteed to go along with a $100,000 workout bonus. The Vikings have eliminated his $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

As for 2018, Robison will make a base salary of $3.2 million with $1.25 million of this figure guaranteed. He’ll also make $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses and has a $100,000 workout bonus.

Overall, Robison took a pay cut of $1.4 million in return for an extra year being added to his contract.

Robison, 33, is a former fourth-round pick of the Vikings back in 2007. He was entering the final year of his five-year, $32.4 million contract that included $13 million guaranteed and was set to make a base salary of $5.3 million for the 2017 season.

In 2016, Robison appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and recorded 28 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 89 edge defender out of 109 qualifying players.

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