Vikings to Release Mattison

The Vikings have informed RB Alexander Mattison that he will be released according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter

Mattison had signed a two year, $7 million contract just last season with $6.35 million in guaranteed salary. His salary cap charge for 2024 was $4.6 million and he will leave behind $1.25 million in dead money, saving the Vikings $3.35 million in cap room. Mattison had $2.75 million that would have been fully guaranteed if he was on the roster on the 3rd day of the league year.

Mattison was given the starting job last year following the release of Dalvin Cook but failed to capitalize on the opportunity, rushing for 700 yards on 180 carries. He will join a crowded field of free agent running backs in 2024. The release should put the Vikings about $39 million under the salary cap for 2024.