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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:18 am    Post subject: Vikings Offseason Tracker (Floyd’s career over? pg.9) Reply with quote

Team Salary Cap: $171,696,111
Team Cap Space: $15,685,120
Offense: $75,645,577Defense: $60,769,836 Special: $3,390,000
*according to OverTheCap.com*

Updated Current Vikings Roster/Depth Chart, Unofficial:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qsSaiOL5ymdzvKqTsePrDBRzmm5nJwkeLBZfJPTJG9U/edit#gid=0


Current Free Agents:
UFA
Adrian Peterson
Matt Kalil - Panthers 5 yr, $55.5M, $25M guaranteed
Captain Munnerlyn - Panthers 4 yr, $21M, $10.5M guaranteed
Andre Smith - Bengals 1 yr, $3.25M, $1.55M guaranteed
Shaun Hill
Cordarrelle Patterson - Raiders 2 yr. $8.5M, $5M guaranteed
Rhett Ellison - Giants 4 yr. $18M, $8M guaranteed
Zach Line
Jake Long
Matt Asiata
Audie Cole - Jaguars 2 yr. $2.6M, $100,000 guaranteed
Justin Trattou
Jeff Locke - Colts 2 yr. $3.45 M, $1.25M guaranteed


SFA

Brandon Fusco
Mike Harris
Scott Crichton - Bills 1 yr., $769,000
Charles Johnson - Panthers 1 yr., $2.2M


Retired:
Chad Greenway

Released:
Scott Crichton
Brandon Fusco
Mike Harris


Signed:
Case Keenum - 1 yr., $2,000,000
Latavius Murray - 3 yr., $15,000,000, $3.4M guaranteed
Datone Jones - 1 yr., $3,750,000
Riley Reiff - 5 yr., $58,750,000, $26.3M guaranteed
Mike Remmers - 5 yr., $30,000,000, $10.5M guaranteed
Terence Newman - 1 yr., $3,250,000, $1.5M guaranteed
Adam Theilen - 1 yr., $2,746,000
Jeremiah Sirles - 1 yr., $690,000
Zac Kerin - 1 yr., $615,000
Nick Truesdell - 1yr., $465,000, $10,000 guaranteed
Mitch Mathews - 1 yr., $465,000
Terrell Sinkfield - 1 yr., $465,000
Ryan Quigley - 1 yr., $775,000


Extensions:
Adam Theilen - 3 yr., $17,000,000, $11m guaranteed
Brian Robison - 2 yr. $7,500,000, $3.5M guaranteed

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Draft:
2nd Round, Pick 48
3rd Round, Pick 79
3rd Round, Pick 86 (Dolphins)
4th Round, Pick 121
4th Round, Pick 129 (Dolphins)
5th Round, Pick 160
6th Round, Pick 199
7th Round Pick 232


Interviewed Players:
Gridiron Showcase:
Brad Seaton, OT, Villanova

East-West Shrine Game:
Chunky Clements, DT, Illinois
Jadar Johnson, S, Clemson
Kyle Kalis, G, Michigan
James Onwualu, OLB, Notre Dame
Weston Steelhammer, S, Air Force


Senior Bowl:
Amba Etta-Tawo, WR, Syracuse
Tarell Basham, DE, Ohio
Rayshawn Jenkins, S, Miami
Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa


Combine:
Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami (FL)
Jerod Evans, QB, Virginia Tech
Forrest Lamp, G, Western Kentucky
Damien Mama, G, Southern California
Dan Feeney, G, Indiana
Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
D'Onte Foreman, RB, Texas
Aaron Jones, RB, Texas at El Paso
Taylor Moton, T, Western Michigan
Dion Dawkins, G/T, Temple
Julie’n Davenport, T, Bucknell
Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU
Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn
Duke Riley, LB, Louisiana State
Keith Kelsey, LB, Louisville
Chunky Clements, DT, Illinois
Jadar Johnson, S, Clemson




Pro Day Work-Outs/Meetings:
Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma (workout/meeting)
Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma (workout)
Zane Gonzalez, K, Arizona State (workout)
Elijah Lee, LB, Kansas State (workout/meeting)
Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan Sttate (workout)
Jack Nelson, QB, Winona State (workout)
Chad Williams, WR, Grambling St. (workout)
Eric Wilson, LB, Cincinnati (meeting)
Sean Wale, P, Boise State (workout)
Jamaal Williams, RB, Brigham Young University (meeting)



April 4-5, 30 player meetings/official visits:
Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming
Joe Williams, RB, Utah
Dare Ogunbowale, RB, Wisconsin
Elijah Lee, LB, Kansas State
Leon McQuay, S, USC
Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
Curtis Samuel, RB/WR, Ohio State
Worth Gregory, P, East Carolina
Josh Jones, S, North Carolina State
Rodney Adams, WR, South Florida
Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar
Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida
Pat Elflein, G/C, Ohio State
Dan Feeney, G, Indiana
Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech
Dylan Bradley, DT, Southern Mississipi
Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State
Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU
Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota (doesn't count towards 30)
Damarius Travis, S, Minnesota (doesn't count towards 30)
Mitch Leidner, QB, Minnesota (doesn't count towards 30)
Jonah Pirsig, OT, Minnesota (doesn't count towards 30)
Drew Wolitarsky, WR, Minnesota (doesn't count towards 30)
Jack Lynn, LB, Minnesota (doesn't count towards 30)
Jonnu Smith, TE, Florida International

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like I'm the lone wolf on this but, I'm glad that Zach Brown has left Oakland and no deal is currently in sight between them.

No details released on what he wants, or what Oakland offered.

Brown had the 2nd most tackles in NFL (149), 4 sacks, 2 FFs & INT.
He would be an absolute coup here.
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CriminalMind wrote:
Seems like I'm the lone wolf on this but, I'm glad that Zach Brown has left Oakland and no deal is currently in sight between them.

No details released on what he wants, or what Oakland offered.

Brown had the 2nd most tackles in NFL (149), 4 sacks, 2 FFs & INT.
He would be an absolute coup here.


If he hasn't been scheduled for a visit in Winter Park (is that still the name?), it's not likely there is enough cap room allocated for another such FA signing. I'm giving consideration in determining residual cap space to possible contract extensions for some guys now on the back end of their rookie contracts.

Also, Spielman and Zimmer may know more about the depth on D, and the possibility someone emerges in pre-season as a quality, cap-friendly, starter.
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Purplexing wrote:
CriminalMind wrote:
Seems like I'm the lone wolf on this but, I'm glad that Zach Brown has left Oakland and no deal is currently in sight between them.

No details released on what he wants, or what Oakland offered.

Brown had the 2nd most tackles in NFL (149), 4 sacks, 2 FFs & INT.
He would be an absolute coup here.


If he hasn't been scheduled for a visit in Winter Park (is that still the name?), it's not likely there is enough cap room allocated for another such FA signing. I'm giving consideration in determining residual cap space to possible contract extensions for some guys now on the back end of their rookie contracts.

Also, Spielman and Zimmer may know more about the depth on D, and the possibility someone emerges in pre-season as a quality, cap-friendly, starter.


If the determining reason for not brining in Z Brown is that they deem not enough cap room now [not necessarily saying it is], then its a mistake on the FO (for ex Jones would provide farr less). Brown would come in and likely be our best LB, and give us flexibility to either run 3 LBs, or trade Kendricks or Barr.

I would give him a multi-year deal without question.
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Spielman: “We’ve been active. I know some of the reporters out there wish it was a little faster at times, but I think you do your due diligence. You do it the right way to get an idea of where the markets are going, when it’s time to pull the trigger on some deals, and we felt like we’ve added some very good football players to our roster. The money does get crazy out there, but it’s all supply and demand. We know specifically some of the areas that we had to target starting in the free agency. We knew that some of the players that did go elsewhere we were not going to be able to keep. You can’t keep everybody.”

Spielman said financial reasons played a role in some of the departures. And some of the players who left, such as tackle Andre Smith, the Vikings weren’t interested in bringing back.

http://www.twincities.com/2017/03/16/vikings-gm-rick-spielman-not-worried-about-losing-eight-free-agents/
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CriminalMind wrote:
Brown would come in and likely be our best LB, and give us flexibility to either run 3 LBs, or trade Kendricks or Barr.

That's a big stretch. Why are you so adamant on signing outside guys and trading away current players? Didn't you want to do the same thing with Jeffery and Diggs? I don't get it. At all.
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To me the FO not bringing in a LB from FA means that they have confidence in the Lamur signing from last year and Robinson from the draft 2 years ago. I would expect that we draft a later round LBer.
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VikeManDan wrote:
CriminalMind wrote:
Brown would come in and likely be our best LB, and give us flexibility to either run 3 LBs, or trade Kendricks or Barr.

That's a big stretch. Why are you so adamant on signing outside guys and trading away current players. Didn't you want to do the same thing with Jeffery and Diggs? I don't get it. At all.


That's not just a stretch, that's delusional, considering Brown's only had 1 real good year. He was largely either unhealthy or ineffective for the Titans in his last 2 years there and just happened to breakout in Buffalo last year (He was killer for my fantasy team here), but I'm not sure I'd count on him. He has no track record of consistency.
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I think Brown would be a great fit at WLB, wouldn't mind bringing him if he doesn't cost much. He's not replacing Kendricks or Barr though. I trust Kendricks more at MLB going forward than Brown.

But I'm fine going with Lamur, Robinson and a rookie too.
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Reportedly Jared Cook turned down significantly more money and gtd money from Minny to sign with Oakland
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vikingsrule wrote:
I think Brown would be a great fit at WLB, wouldn't mind bringing him if he doesn't cost much. He's not replacing Kendricks or Barr though. I trust Kendricks more at MLB going forward than Brown.

But I'm fine going with Lamur, Robinson and a rookie too.


I agree Brown would be a great addition to Kendricks and Barr.
Lamur is below-average which is why he doesn't see the field much.
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Reportedly Jared Cook turned down significantly more money and gtd money from Minny to sign with Oakland


I guess that's the difference between top dog and second fiddle.
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disaacs wrote:
CriminalMind wrote:
Reportedly Jared Cook turned down significantly more money and gtd money from Minny to sign with Oakland


I guess that's the difference between top dog and second fiddle.


We dodged a bullet ... paying "significantly more" for Jared Cook would have been a mistake, for his role here. I don't even like the salary he got from Oakland based on him being a #2 TE here, and us wanting targets for Morgan.

To me that's likely a questionable offer we made.
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CriminalMind wrote:
Reportedly Jared Cook turned down significantly more money and gtd money from Minny to sign with Oakland


I'm guessing that may have a lot to do with playing time. Cook is the #1 TE in Oakland. He isn't in MN.

But the fact that MN wanted to spend decent money on a receiving TE could suggest that they may prioritize the need in the draft and move towards more of a two TE offense with Morgan potentially playing more of a blocking role.
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vikingsrule wrote:
CriminalMind wrote:
Reportedly Jared Cook turned down significantly more money and gtd money from Minny to sign with Oakland


I'm guessing that may have a lot to do with playing time. Cook is the #1 TE in Oakland. He isn't in MN.

But the fact that MN wanted to spend decent money on a receiving TE could suggest that they may prioritize the need in the draft and move towards more of a two TE offense with Morgan potentially playing more of a blocking role.


They may be looking to the future to, can they move on from Rudolph with a minimal cap hit next year?
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