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Vikings Off Season Plan - Pre Free Agency

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NCAA Football: Eastern Washington at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Well, the free agency negotiating window starts in 3 days and the Vikings only have $5,340,897 in cap space. I guess they are waiting until the last minute to release or restructure players. It would be a classy move if they released players before the window opens so they can get out there early.

Kind of hard to do a mock draft without speculating on what moves they might make. I think they can go in a number of directions. Release several players creating a lot of cap space and then hitting free agency as hard as they can or restructuring (not pay cuts just converting salary to signing bonuses) and not doing much in free agency. In this plan I am going with the latter.

I will start with the restructures and releases.

Restructure Danielle Hunter gets 8 mil of salary in a signing bonus saving 6.4 mil in cap space

Restructure Everson Griffen gets 4 mil of salary in a signing bonus saving 3 mil in cap space

Restructure Linval Joseph gets 6 mil of salary in a signing bonus saving 4.5 mil in cap space

Restructure Riley Reiff gets 3 mil of salary in a signing bonus saving 2 mil in cap space

Restructure Harrison Smith gets 3 mil of salary in a signing bonus saving 2 mil in cap space

Release Andrew Sendejo saving 5.5 mil in cap space

Restructure Mike Remmers saving 4.5 mil in cap space

Total cap space saved in 2019 - 27.9 mil

New cap space available - 33.241 mil


Apply 2nd RFA tender to Anthony Harris costs 3.1 mil

ERFA Tender for CJ Ham costs 645K

ERFA Tender for Wile costs 570k

Sign Easton to a 1 year 1.5 mil deal with a 250K roster bonus and 250K guaranteed

New cap space available - 27.431 mil


This is plenty of cap space to sign Richardson and Barr if they want but I think they might want to let those players test free agency and then maybe talk later. I doubt they will return though so I wont include that here.

This plan also leaves Waynes’ and Rudolph’s last year of their deals alone which I believe is a bad way to manage the cap and get a return on your investment. But they still have the option to move them.

It also leaves Treadwell on the team which means they might just eat his salary if he does not make the team. They could still try to trade him but finding a team that wants him may prove to be tough.

So which free agents would be necessary and a good fit. Obviously a linebacker and possibly a DT.

I think the starting offensive line before free agency begins would be ...

Reiff, Easton, Elflein, Remmers, and O’Neill. You have Collins, Isidora, and Edison as the main backups.

This is sure to warm hearts but the new offensive line coach did comment about the talent so maybe he believes he can coach them better than they were last year?

Here are the free agents I would target.

Malik Jackson (DT) gets a 3 year offer for $10,000,000 per year (6 mil cap hit in 2019)

Jamie Collins (LB) gets a 3 year offer for $8,000,000 per year (4 mil cap hit in 2019)

TJ Lang (G) gets a 2 year offer for $4,000,000 per year (3 mil cap hit in 2019)

Brock Osweiler (QB) gets a 2 year offer for $2,000,000 per year (1.75 mil cap hit in 2019)

Mike Davis (RB) gets a 2 year offer for $2,500,000 per year (2.25 mil cap hit in 2019)

Total cap space used in 2019 - 13.25 mil

New cap space available - 10.431 mil


I had to scramble to adjust after the recent releases but the larger signings are not UFAs and wont affect the compensatory picks next year.

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TRADES

OAKLAND RAIDERS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 18 & ROUND: 2 PICK: 18

RECEIVED: ROUND: 1 PICK: 24, ROUND: 2 PICK: 3, & ROUND: 6 PICK: 23

NEW YORK GIANTS

SENT: FUTURE ROUND 4 PICK

RECEIVED: ROUND: 5 PICK: 4 & ROUND: 6 PICK: 7

24: R1P24 OT ANDRE DILLARD WASHINGTON STATE 6’5” 315 4.96 forty

NCAA Football: UCLA at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

35: R2P3 WR DK METCALF OLE MISS 6’3.3” 228 4.33 forty

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81: R3P17 C ERIK MCCOY TEXAS A&M 6’3.3” 307 4.89 forty

NCAA Football: Belk Bowl-Wake Forest vs Texas A&M Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

120: R4P18 TE KAHALE WARRING SAN DIEGO STATE 6’5.1” 252 4.67 forty

NCAA Football: Northern Illinois at San Diego State Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

142: R5P4 S DARNELL SAVAGE, JR. MARYLAND 5’10.6” 198 4.36 forty

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

180: R6P7 DL JOHN COMINSKY CHARLESTON 6’5.2” 286 4.69 forty

NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

190: R6P17 CB JORDAN BROWN SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 6’0.3” 201 4.5 forty

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

196: R6P23 DL RENELL WREN ARIZONA ST 6’4.7” 318 5.01 forty

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Arizona State Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

209: R6P36 LB BEN BURR-KIRVEN WASHINGTON 6’0” 230 4.56 forty

NCAA Football: Colorado at Washington Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

247: R7P33 LB DRUE TRANQUIL NOTRE DAME 6’2” 234 4.57 forty

NCAA Football: College Football Playoff Semifinal-Cotton Bowl-Notre Dame vs Clemson Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

250: R7P36 WR MILES BOYKIN NOTRE DAME 6’3.3” 220 4.42 forty

Stanford v Notre Dame Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Well, there you go. This is obviously going to be invalid in probably a day or two at most.