Kendricks converted half of his $4.15 million base salary to a signing bonus, per Cronin.
According to OverTheCap.com, the Vikings had just $1,177,324 of available cap space before they signed first-round OL Garrett Bradbury to his rookie deal on Tuesday, so they obviously had to create some cap room to get him under contract.
Kendricks, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Vikings back in 2015. He signed a four-year, $5.155 million contract and was set to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season before signing a five-year, $50 million extension in 2018.
In 2018, Kendricks appeared in 14 games for the Vikings and recorded 108 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one recovery, two interceptions and seven pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 46 linebackers out of 92 qualifying players.