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Vikings Pick Up Fifth Year Options For LT Matt Kalil & S Harrison Smith

Update:

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they’ve exercised the the fifth-year options for LT Matt Kalil and S Harrison Smith.

https://twitter.com/Vikings/status/595294856135606274

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Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that the Vikings are picking up the fifth-year options for LT Matt Kalil and S Harrison Smith.

The deadline to do so was Sunday, so they would have already needed to exercise the options on these players.

The Vikings are looking at paying Kalil $11.096 million and Smith $5.278 million for the 2016 season. However, these figures are guaranteed for injury only and won’t prevent them from working out a long-term deals that will come with a lower cap figures.

Kalil, 25, was entering the final year of his four-year, $19,770,598 rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $3,085,989 for the 2015 season.

He struggled mightily in 2014, so he’ll really need a bounce-back year in order to earn a long-term extension or even the $11.096 million option salary.

Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 81 offensive tackle out of 84 qualifying players.

Smith, 26, is in the final year of his four-year, $7,138,546 rookie contract that included $5,775,109 guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $1,363,437 for the 2015 season.

In 2014, Smith appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and recorded 92 tackles, three sacks, five interceptions including one returned for a touchdown, a forced fumble and nine pass defenses.

Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 2 safety out of 87 qualifying players.

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