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Updated: April 1st, 2013 12:43pm
Marvin Mitchell's deal modest again, keeping Vikings $5M under cap

Marvin Mitchell's deal modest again, keeping Vikings $5M under cap

by Tom Pelissero
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The one-year contract backup linebacker Marvin Mitchell signed with the Minnesota Vikings last week is a minimum salary benefit deal with a maximum value of $765,000.

According to a source, Mitchell received a $25,000 signing bonus and $25,000 roster bonus as part of the deal, which includes a base salary of $715,000.

His cap number for 2013 is only $605,000 thanks to the benefit, which is designed to help veteran players continue to land jobs instead of being passed over for younger, cheaper players.

Mitchell, 28, played under minimum salary benefit deals the past two seasons as well. He appeared in 11 games in his first season with the Vikings, mostly on special teams.

The Vikings remain around $5 million under their adjusted 2013 salary cap.

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