Vikings guard Steve Hutchinson has finished the last two seasons on injured reserve. In 2011, it was because of a concussion.
That led to some inevitable speculation about the future for the 11-year veteran, but Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Tuesday via espn1500.com that Hutchinson plans to continue playing.
Tom Pelissero writes that his future is unlikely to be with the Vikings. He’s due $7 million in 2012, and Minnesota may not want to keep him at that salary.
We thought Hutchinson’s play bounced back some in 2011 compared to 2010, but that is still a steep price to pay for a rebuilding team.