Of all of the in-house free agents that the Minnesota Vikings could see depart over the next few weeks, one of the lower-tier ones appears to have a deal in place, and it could net the Vikings some compensation.
According to reports on social media, cornerback Tramaine Brock is poised to sign a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos.
Brock played the first seven years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers, but was released by the team following an arrest for domestic violence in April of 2017. All of the charges against him were dismissed in August, after which he signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Just before the start of the regular season, the Vikings sent a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to Seattle to acquire Brock.
Brock didn’t do a whole lot for the Vikings this past season. He played in 11 games and had just eight combined tackles and one pass defended.
According to Nick Korte from Over the Cap (who you should be following on Twitter if you’re not already), Brock’s signing with Denver could net the Vikings a 2019 Compensatory Draft selection.
This adds another 6th round 2019 compensatory pick to the Vikings.— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) March 14, 2018
And, as a Broncos fan, I am not a fan of this signing at all. https://t.co/l0ugd3r9UH
This means that Tramaine Brock's APY is likely to fall. If it falls below around $3M he may fall to a 7th round value in the compensatory formula. https://t.co/aZ7L4CDTFG— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) March 14, 2018
We’ll go over potential Compensatory Picks for 2019 for the Vikings in a different post, but of all the guys that could leave, Tramaine Brock is a guy the Vikings might actually get something for. Who woulda thunk it, huh?