The first big wave of NFL free agency is over with and, as expected, the Minnesota Vikings weren’t all that active. They re-signed Anthony Barr and welcomed back Shamar Stephen, but they haven’t done anything to address the offensive line thus far. From some of the rumors circulating around social media, though, we could start seeing that change here shortly.
Reports have surfaced that the Vikings will be having a visit with guard Josh Kline, who was released by the Tennessee Titans on Friday. Kline is a six-year veteran of the NFL, having played his first three seasons with the New England Patriots before joining the Titans in 2016. He started 46 of 48 games in Tennessee (he was inactive for the first two games after the Titans claimed him off of waivers), and actually graded out pretty well in his first two seasons in Tennessee before experiencing a drop-off this season.
Obviously, we haven’t seen anything official on this front yet, but all indicators are that Kline would be a decent fit in the scheme that Kevin Stefanski, Gary Kubiak, and Rick Dennison want to run for the Vikings this season. If that’s the case, it might be worth seeing of Kline can bounce back. At this stage of free agency, the options are a bit limited.
If the Vikings do sign Kline, he wouldn’t count as a part of the Compensatory Pick calculations, as he was released by the Titans. Only players whose contracts have expired figure into that formula.
We’ll keep an eye on whether or not the Vikings do anything with Josh Kline over the course of the next couple of days.