The Vikings completed a contract restructure for Everson Griffen last month, but apparently that wasn’t all the Vikings front office had in mind for Griffen.

Local Vikings beat writers Andrew Krammer and Ben Goessling reported recently that the Vikings were also near to completing a trade of Everson Griffen to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for guard Kevin Zeitler.

Apparently the deal fell through at the last minute when Cleveland decided to do the Odell Beckham Jr. trade with the Giants that also landed them Oliver Vernon.

That would have been a bold move for the Vikings, and would have netted them one of the best guards in the NFL in recent years in Kevin Zeitler, while also saving $1 million in salary cap space.