Vikings Expected to Cut Adam Thielen in Coming Days

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The Minnesota Vikings were willing to bring Adam Thielen back on a contract that would have allowed him to retire as a lifetime Viking. But only if it was going to come on a steep discount, something Thielen wasn’t willing to do.

So according to Adam Schefter (ESPN), Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is expected to release the Detroit Lakes / Mankato State legend in the coming days.

We didn’t know exactly how this separation would go down but it’s no surprise, if you’ve been paying attention. Now we know. Adam will get his release and have an opportunity to shop on the free agent market. Maybe he and Aaron Rodgers will find themselves together in the Big Apple…

Update: March 10 (8:50 AM)

Tom Pelissero (NFL Network) is reporting Friday morning that the Vikings plan to release Adam Thielen later today. He will officially hit free agency when that happens. The two sides briefly discussed an extension to lower his cap hit but, as expected, those conversations didn’t go far.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan