The Minnesota Vikings have released 10-year NFL veteran Adam Thielen. Prior to his release, the Vikings attempted to restructure Thielen’s deal to diminish the $19.97 million cap hit his contract would cause. However, both parties could not come to an agreement. By releasing the veteran wide receiver, the Vikings will save $6.4 million on the cap.
Thielen has played each of his 10 seasons with the Vikings. During his time in Minnesota, he racked up more than 6,500 receiving yards, 55 touchdowns and two Pro Bowl selections.
“Adam will forever be a part of the Minnesota Vikings family and history,” Minnesota Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said.
“Setting the standard with his play on the field, being a selfless teammate, and making a permanent impact in the community, Adam’s influence is significant. We are grateful for everything he brought to the Vikings organization since arriving in 2013, and I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to work with him over the last year. He is the best representation of what the Minnesota Vikings should stand for. I wish nothing but the best for Adam, Caitlin and their entire family.”
Thielen will hit the open market as a free agent this off-season. The former Vikings receiver has not publicly identified a set of preferred teams for the next stage of his career.