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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 4 May 2023

Choose to be optimistic. It feels better. Dalai Lama

Auburn v LSU Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

No movement. The team currently has $1,190,835 in cap space.

My new plan would be ...

Starting cap space
2023: $1,190,835
2024: $25,833,741
Restructure Z. Smith (7.285M salary + 4.55M in bonuses). Save 6.241M
Restructure O’Neill (13.32M salary). Save 9.96M
Extend Hockenson 4 yr 58M with a 13M signing bonus. Save 5.649M
Extend Hunter 3 yr 63M with a 25M signing bonus and 4.9M first year salary. Costs 5M
Extend Jefferson 4 yr 128M with a 25M signing bonus and a 15M option bonus in 2024. Costs 5M
Trade Cook to the Dolphins for a 2024 5th using the post-June 1st designation. Save 11M.


Ending cap space
2023: $24,041,452
2024: ($3,570,759)


In 2024, release H. Smith and Z. Smith which will save 31M in cap space.

Since yore last open thread ...

People seem to like the Vikings’ undrafted free agent class


Marcus Davenport set to make history for the Vikings


Are the Vikings and Dalvin Cook in a standoff?

Doubtful. It’s simple. He knows he is making too much.

Yore Mock

Trade Partner: San Francisco 49ers
Sent: Round 1 Pick 23
Received: Round 1 Pick 30, Round 3 Pick 35
30: R1 P30 WR Rome Odunze - Washington 6’3” 211
55: R2 P23 C Bryce Foster - Texas A&M 6’5” 325
99: R3 P35 S Calen Bullock - USC 6’3” 190
123: R4 P23 LB Danny Stutsman - Oklahoma 6’4” 240
125: R4 P25 DL Ruke Orhorhoro - Clemson 6’4” 295
168: R5 P32 EDGE Princely Umanmielen - Florida 6’5” 245
198: R6 P23 TE Arik Gilbert - Nebraska 6’5” 255

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