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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Mankato, MN - Sources reported Tuesday night that Vikings wide receiver Michael Jenkins has renegotiated the final two years of his contract with the Minnesota Vikings.
Under the new terms, Jenkins 2012 base salary will drop from $2.5 million to $1 million and his 2013 salary will drop from $2.5 million to $825,000.
Many of you may be asking yourself, why Jenkins would voluntarily take such a large pay cut? Tis a fair question.
The pay cut may be a last ditch effort to give Jenkins a realistic chance at making the Vikings 53-man roster come week one. While Jenkins has been slow to recover from a knee injury last season, a handful of young receivers including Stephen Burton, Jerome Simpson and Devin Aromashodu have flashed during camp.
Jenkins was valuable to the Vikings last season as the team was looking to put weapons around their first year quarterback. With younger receivers poised to step into the limelight, the value in Jenkins 30-year old body may be waning.
In 11 games with the Vikings last season, Jenkins caught 38 balls for 466 yards and three touchdowns.
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