Minnesota Vikings fined, lose 7th-round draft pick over '19 salary-cap violation

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings are forfeiting their seventh-round pick in April's NFL draft due to a salary cap violation, the NFL confirmed on Friday.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy said the violation stemmed from a mistake made with the contract of a 2019 practice squad player. Additionally, three team executives were each fined $10,000, according to the NFL.

"A mistake was made, we take responsibility and we respect the league's decision and will move forward," general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement released by the team on Friday.

The pick the Vikings lost was the 242nd overall selection. They have 11 picks left in the seven-round draft, with one in the first round (14th overall), two in the third round, four in the fourth round, two in the fifth round and two in the sixth round. The draft takes place from April 29 to May 1.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.