Vikings Say Goodbye to Defensive Tackle Shamar Stephen
Another day, another Vikings vet released.
Today the Vikings announced that they released defensive tackle Shamar Stephen, the move will save the team $3.75 million in precious cap space and it comes just a day after the team signed former New York Giants defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson.
Stephen was drafted by the Vikings in 2014 and played for the team until 2017, spent the 2018 season playing for the Seahawks, and returned to the Vikings in 2019, now he'll be looking for a new gig.
As the senior-most defensive lineman on the Vikings roster, Stephen played 83 games with 51 starts for the Vikes and racked up 148 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and he recovered three fumbles.
Officially the Vikings currently have Michael Pierce, Armon Watts, and James Lynch under contract for 2021 in the defensive tackle position. The new league year begins Wednesday at 3 PM, that's when the team can announce the signings that have been leaked through other sources.
The Vikings have recently said goodbye to kicker Dan Bailey, left tackle Riley Reiff, and Kyle Rudolph, they have also restructured Anthony Barr's contract and are dealing with an unhappy defensive end Danielle Hunter.