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Vikes Have Space

The Vikings currently have $17.32 million in space underneath the cap.  The league issues manadated maximum amounts of the salary that can be spent on this years rookies based off of number and quality of draft picks.  The Vikings have been assigned a maximum of $3,064,512.

So even if the Vikings max out on their rookie pool numbers, it means they will still have a little over $14 million available to spend on players if they so choose. 

The only big money player of interest availble at the moment is former Seahawk’s linebacker LeRoy Hill who had his franchise tag rescinded after the ‘Hawks decided to draft linebacker Aaron Curry with the fourth overall selection.  Hill would be an interesting addition to the Vikings squad, and I’m all for it, but there have been no indications of interest from the Vikings at this point.

There is usually a second (smaller) wave of free agency between now and training camp as teams cut veterans to clear cap space to sign their rookie class.  A third (even smaller) wave of free agency hits when teams have to start cutting players in order to trim down to their final 53-man roster.  By that time, most available players can be had for quite a bargain of a price.

It’ll be really interesting to see what the Vikes decide what to do with this cap space.

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