Defensive end Brian Robison addressed someone’s lingering doubt about his plans for the 2018 season earlier this month with a tweet announcing that he would be playing a 12th season for the Vikings.
Field Yates of ESPN reports that Robison adjusted his contract before confirming the continuation of his career. Yates reports that Robison agreed to cut his base salary from $3.2 million to $1.015 million in the final year of his current deal.
Robison joined the Vikings as a fourth-round pick in 2007 and has missed just three games over the last 11 seasons. After six years as a starter Tom Kuhnhackl Jersey , Robison moved back into a reserve role last season and posted 20 tackles and four sacks in his 15 appearances for the NFC North champs.
The most recent NFLPA salary cap report had the Vikings with just over $17.1 million in cap space for the coming season.
Calgary signed forward James Neal to a five-year, $28.75 million contract on Monday, giving Johnny Gaudreau and the rest of the Flames a much-needed scoring boost.
Neal has topped 20 goals in each of his 10 NHL seasons Wayne Simmonds Jersey , and was considered the top player left on the free-agent market a day after the NHL’s signing period opened.
The signing also comes a day after general manager Brad Treliving talked of a need to upgrade his forward positions to take the pressure off of Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Matthew Tkachuk.
”One of the things we looked to address this offseason was adding depth and versatility to our forward unit,” Treliving said. ”At the end of the year Sonny Milano Jersey , I talked a little bit about us as a team relying on too few guys to do too many things.”
Calgary becomes Neal’s third team in as many seasons. He was selected by Vegas in the NHL expansion draft a year ago, and scored 25 goals and 44 points in 71 games for the Golden Knights.
The 30-year-old Neal also played for Pittsburgh and Nashville, and has 263 goals and 495 points in 703 career games.
The Flames also signed forward Derek Ryan to a three-year Milan Lucic Jersey Kids , $9.375 million contract. Ryan scored 15 goals and 38 points in his second full season with Carolina last year. Calgary also added center Austin Czarnik, who spent the previous two seasons with Boston.
The additions come on the heels of the Flames acquiring center Elias Lindholm and defenseman Noah Hanifin in a trade that sent defenseman Dougie Hamilton, winger Micheal Ferland and college prospect Adam Fox to Carolina.