The salary cap was a big factor in the Vikings‘ decision-making over the weekend. Heath Farwell, Jeff Dugan and Ryan Cook were waived to save money, and in another cap-relief move, Greg Camarillo was convinced to reduce his $1.7 million salary for 2011.
I say “convinced” somewhat facetiously of course. Had Cam not taken the pay cut he would’ve just been released, and there’s a good possibility no one else would’ve picked him up. There are probably lots of fans who wish Camarillo had simply been shown the door, especially those who are disappointed Manny Arceneaux ended up on the practice squad instead of the roster.
Camarillo is currently no better than 4th on the receiver depth chart. Fellow wide-out Bernard Berrian also took a pay-cut this offseason as the Vikings scrambled to get under the cap.