MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After 10 seasons with the team, free agent defensive end Everson Griffen won’t be returning to the Minnesota Vikings.

Griffen made the announcement in an emotional Instagram post Friday.

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“While it is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye, I leave Minnesota in the best physical and mental shape I have ever been and have many Pro Bowl seasons to come,” he said. “Wherever my next stop is, I will always be grateful to and cheering for the Vikings. Thank you all for the love, support and memories.”

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NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero says Griffen will now focus on free agency.

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The Vikings recently extended quarterback Kirk Cousins’ contract, but have also lost key starters like cornerback Trae Waynes and wide receiver Stefon Diggs.