June 1st! Yes! Now we wait for news.
Since yore last open thread ...
The reason that his happened, according to Front Office Sports, is because tax revenue from electronic pull tabs brought in revenue far above and beyond the original projections.
Other Vikings stuff ...
Now that June 2nd is basically here, releasing Cook would create $9 million in cap space with $5.1 million in dead money. However, it seems more likely that the Vikings are still trying to trade the four-time Pro Bowl running back. If they wanted to, they could’ve released him with a post-June 1 designation back in the spring, creating cap space that could’ve been used during the main rush of free agency.
Waiting to make a trade was always the best move for the Vikings’ salary cap. It would free up $11 million in cap space with just $3.1 million — Cook’s prorated signing bonus this season — in dead money. It would also mean getting something in return for Cook instead of releasing him for nothing and allowing him to sign wherever he pleases.
Wow! This story has a picture of Cook but only as a cut or trade candidate. The Vikings are not listed as a “contenda”. What’s up with that?
Kevin Byard S Tennessee might be a good pick up depending on how they feel about Bynum.
Trade Partner: Philadelphia Eagles
Sent: Round 4 Pick 25
Received: Round 5 Pick 23, Round 5 Pick 37
Trade Partner: Dallas Cowboys
Sent: Round 6 Pick 23
Received: Round 6 Pick 37, Round 7 Pick 27
23: R1 P23 G Cooper Beebe - Kansas State 6’4” 332
55: R2 P23 OT Zion Nelson - Miami 6’5” 316
123: R4 P23 S Malachi Moore - Alabama 6’0” 198
142: R5 P6 DL Fabien Lovett - Florida State 6’4” 318
159: R5 P23 LB Jestin Jacobs - Oregon 6’4” 238
168: R5 P32 WR Cornelius Johnson - Michigan 6’3” 208
173: R5 P37 EDGE John Morgan III - Arkansas 6’2” 273
212: R6 P37 K Harrison Mevis - Missouri 5’11” 243
246: R7 P27 CB Khyree Jackson - Oregon 6’3” 198
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