The Minnesota Vikings are parting ways with longtime receiver Adam Thielen, the team announced Friday.
Both parties discussed a restructured deal that would have lowered Thielen’s $19.9-million cap hit in 2023 but were unable to find common ground, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports.
Thielen joined the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2013, though he did not see any action that season. He made his first on-field contribution in 2014 and was a mainstay in Minnesota’s offense from that point on.
The veteran ends his Vikings stint with 534 receptions for 6,682 yards and 55 touchdowns. His best work came in 2017-18 as he put up over 1,200 yards and earned a Pro Bowl selection in both seasons.
Thielen will be 33 when the 2023 season kicks off. His production decreased in recent seasons with the emergence of star wideout Justin Jefferson. He caught 70 passes for 716 yards and six scores last year.
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