The Minnesota Vikings released cornerback Antoine Winfield because he was earning $7.25 million but Kevin Williams, originally scheduled to make $7 million, has been spared a similar fate.
The club has renegotiated the veteran defensive tackle’s contract, according to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN. The new deal saves the team $2.5 million against the salary cap as Williams’ base salary of $7 million was reduced to $4.9 million, per the report. A weight clause worth $400,000 was also dropped.
In the new deal, the 32-year-old Williams will become a free agent after this season. He was originally signed through 2014.
Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs
Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
JUL 24 Joel Corry
Offensive tackle Lane Johnson’s mistake will cost him close to $1 million.
JUL 21 Jesse Lawrence
Denver leads the list in the secondary market.
JUL 21 Jeff Fedotin
Alouettes have QB on their negotiation list.