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Vikings have a contract that voids on Monday

When teams look at bringing back free agents, some dates are important to factor in personnel decisions. With contracts that void, the dates can be all over the place. Last season, the Minnesota Vikings moved back the void date of Dalvin Tomlinson in hopes they could come to an agreement on an extension.

This season, OLB Marcus Davenport has his contract void at the beginning of the league day on Monday, February 19th. What does that mean? Once the contract voids, every dollar of cap hit that has been pushed into void years from signing bonuses hit that year’s salary cap.

For Davenport, he signed a one-year, $13 million contract with $8.5 million in signing bonuses. That means that $6.8 million will hit the salary cap in 2024, which when you look at Over The Cap, has already been factored into the Vikings cap space.

Would it be smart to bring back Davenport? That’s a good debate to have. I think it would be smart on something like a one-year, $2 million deal with heavy incentives, giving you depth at edge rusher plus a cap savings for 2024. It’s not likely that both sides make it happen, but if the contract voids, that door would likely be shut.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire