According to Pelissero, this is why Sullivan did not play in the team’s third preseason game.
Sullivan is now healthy and the Viking have some offensive line depth with Joe Berger, who has worked previously with new OL coach Tony Sparano and costs less.
Sullivan, 31, Is a former sixth-round pick of the Vikings back in 2008. He has two years remaining on his six-year, $25.6 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $5.5 million over the next two years.
Sullivan missed all of 2015, due to multiple back surgeries.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Sullivan would free up $5,166,666 in available cap space while creating $666,667 in dead money.
In 2014, Sullivan appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 12 center out of qualifying players.