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Minnesota Vikings pick up option years for Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes

The Vikings did what most expected, picking up the fifth-year options for DT Sharrif Floyd and CB Xavier Rhodes on Monday’s deadline to do so.

Xavier Rhodes and Sharrif Floyd will be Minnesota Vikings for a fifth year.

The Vikings exercised the fifth-year options on those two 2013 first-round draft picks on the Monday, the deadline for clubs to pick up the optional fifth year on first-round contracts from 2013.

The player left out for the Vikings is receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, their final pick in the first round in 2013. However, he remains under contract for 2016.

Rhodes agent, Sunny Shah, tweeted out that the Vikings picked up the cornerback’s option on Monday morning and the Vikings announced the options for Rhodes and Floyd hours later. Rhodes will cost the Vikings $8.026 million in 2017.

Floyd’s fifth-year option will cost the Vikings $6.757 million in 2017.

Patterson would have cost the Vikings $7.915 million if they had picked up his option.

Players that were drafted in the top 10 overall receive a fifth year equal to the transition tag, but those taken outside the top 10 receive a salary that is the average of the third through 25th highest salaries at their position.

Floyd was drafted 23rd overall in 2013, Rhodes 25th and Patterson 29th.



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