Vikings released ex-Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin just days after signing him on $1.8 million contract

The Minnesota Vikings signed Myles Gaskin two weeks ago in quest of a reliable acquisition to increase fierce competition and add extra depth at running back. The decision was made just one day after the veteran running back and the Miami Dolphins parted ways following a four-year relationship.

Gaskin was expected to have a strong and fresh new season with a new team after finishing the previous campaign on the injury reserve list. Unexpectedly, the Vikings came up with another significant move for him in such a short amount of time.

Vikings drop Myles Gaskin

On Friday, Gaskin was formally discharged by the Vikings. The athlete was dismissed by the former Dolphins veteran in a procedural move, according to ESPN. The 26-year-old is anticipated to re-sign to the Vikings’ practice squad on Saturday, despite no announcement from the team as of yet.

On Sunday, the Vikings and Buccaneers will play their first regular-season matchup. Reportedly, the star running back would subsequently be added to the active roster in time to face the Buccaneers.

In 2019, the Dolphins selected Myles Gaskin in the seventh round. For the Dolphins, Myles Gaskin has played four seasons and racked up 361 carries for 1355 yards, 101 receptions for 701 yards, and 13 touchdowns.

Myles Gaskin’s contract details

Myles Gaskin agreed to a $1,080,000, one-year contract with the Vikings, according to He was set to receive a base pay of $1,080,000 in the 2023 season as part of his contract, which called for an average annual compensation of $1,080,000.

Prior to that, he was bound to the Miami Dolphins by a four-year, $2.6 million rookie contract. and when it expired, he was deemed an unrestricted free agent. Later, the Dolphins intended to give him one more opportunity to wear their uniform and gave him a one-year deal. Yet, they ultimately ended up declaring him one of the unlucky players who could not make their final 53-man roster.

Myles Gaskin

The running back was only able to play in four games last season due to injury issues. Furthermore, his poor performance in the Dolphin’s preseason games also contributed to his release from the team. Fortunately, he ended up in Minnesota, probably because of his connection with defensive coordinator Brian Flores.

However, Ty Chandler and Alexander Mattison are the only running backs on the Vikings’ 53-man roster as a result of his surprise dismissal. So, what’s going to happen to Myles Gaskin? Only time will tell how things will turn out for the veteran RB this season.

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