According to Pro Football Talk, Vikings LT Riley Reiff has told teammates that he expects to be released by Minnesota.
Reiff has the day off from practice Monday to think about Minnesota’s offer, per Darren Wolfson.
The Vikings need to make a move to clear cap space following their trade for DE Yannick Ngakoue and Reiff has been identified as the source for the savings by the team.
If Reiff is cut, the team would likely shift RT Brian O’Neill over to the left side. Minnesota also drafted OL Ezra Cleveland in the second round this year, though he’s been brought along slowly at camp.
Rieff, 31, is a former first-round pick by the Lions in the 2012 NFL Draft. He finished his four-year, $7,993,700 rookie contract with Detroit and another made $8,070,000 under his fifth-year option.
Reiff signed a five-year, $58.75 million deal with the Vikings as an unrestricted free agent in 2017. He’s entering the fourth year of the deal and is set to make base salaries of $10.9 million and $11.65 million the next two seasons.
In 2019, Reiff started in 15 games for the Vikings. Pro Football Focus graded him as the No. 37 overall tackle out of 82 qualifying players.
We’ll have more on Reiff as the news is available.