Vikings' Brian Robison expects to retire after 2018 season

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Vikings' Brian Robison expects to retire after 2018 season

Vikings' Brian Robison expects to retire after 2018 season

Brian Robison is ready to call it a career.

The Vikings defensive back is contemplating his retirement and expecting to hang his helmet after the 2018 season when he contract is up.

“I really do believe that probably at the end of those two years,it will be it,” Robison told Chris Tomasson of thePioneer Press. “It’ll be about my time to call it, but we’ll see how I feel when I get there. … But I would say that more than likely, that will probably be the time that I’m going to have to lay things to the side and get ready for life after football.”

Robison agreed last month to rework his contract and take a pay cut in order to stay in Minnesota. He will earna base salary of $7.5 million for the next two yearswith $5.15 million guaranteed, which is an overall $1.4 million pay cut.

Robison, who turns 34 this month,has spent his entire10-year career with Minnesotaand is now the longest-tenured member of the Vikings. He logged7.5 sacks in 2016 to bring his career total to 56 sacks.