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Vikings have had initial discussions with Adam Thielen about a restructuring

While Minnesota's Danielle Hunter is reportedly unhappy with his contract, Mike Florio and Charean Williams argue that the pass rusher should come back healthy and get paid under better cap conditions in 2022.

The Vikings have some cap space, but it wouldn’t hurt to have more. The Vikings could be doing it via a restructuring of receiver Adam Thielen’s contract.

Per a league source, the Vikings and Thielen have had some initial discussions about a revised deal.

Under contract for four more years, the Vikings could convert a large chunk of Thielen’s $11.1 million salary into a signing bonus. With the minimum salary at $1.075 million, $10.025 million could become a bonus. Adding a voidable year would cut the cap number from the payment to $2 million for 2021, creating more than $8 million in cap space.

Thielen, a local product who when from uninvited to the Combine to undrafted to star player, provides the perfect complement to Justin Jefferson, a gamebreaker who already is one of the best in the league.