Za’Darius Smith Asks for Release; Vikings Refuse

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The Minnesota Vikings are all over the offseason NFL news cycle on Thursday. That continued late into the afternoon when (OLB) Za’Darius Smith tweeted out a thank you to the organization, shortly followed by a report from Ian Rapoport (NFL Network) that Smith has asked for his release. The Vikings, however, do not plan on fulfilling Smith’s request.

Many expected Minnesota to move on from Za’Darius. He fell off during the back-half of last season and his cap hit is expensive. But it’s Smith who sold his house in the Twin Cities suburbs and is now asking for his release. And it’s the Vikings who refuse to move on.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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