The Minnesota Vikings have been ne of the busiest teams this offseason when it comes to shedding players and cap space. They are not done as of yet.
Just 24 hours after they released longtime wide receiver Adam Thielen, the Vikings are apparently making another big cut. The team will reportedly release veteran safety Harrison Smith, per team insider Darren Smith.
“It’s going to continue to be a bloodbath,” Smith said.
The team could still try to restructure his current deal to be more team friendly. However, if the two sides can’t agree on that, the cut is certianly possible.
Aside from Thielen’s departure, the team has cut linebacker Eric Kendricks and cornerback Cam Dantzler.
Smith has been a good player for the Vikings since he was drafted No. 29 overall in 2012 out of Notre Dame. He’s started 158 games over the last 11 seasons in Minnesota, making it to six Pro Bowls. He was an AP first team All-Pro in 2017.
In 2022, Smith had 85 total tackles, five interceptions and a forced fumble in 14 games of action.
However, he is 34-years-old and carries a cap hit of just over $19 million. Cutting him would give the Vikings more than $7 million in cap savings.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.