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Salary cap update the second

So, apparently the new CBA allows teams to carry over unused cap space from the previous year with no obligation to spend it (read more here). While some teams may be enamored with the idea of building a healthy 401(k), think Belichick and the never-ending amount of times he double-downs on draft picks, many teams look primed to cash in many of their chips. This is because free agency is stocked with brand named players like Mario Williams, Cortland Finnegan, Marques Colston, and perhaps some quarterback who has won an MVP or four.  Unfortunately, the purple Norsemen are reported to have a measly $1.95 million available to roll-over.  There are 26 teams with more potential roll-over money; Kansas City, Buffalo, and Jacksonville, each with similar needs to our own ( WR and/or CB) have between $19-31 million in their respective piggy banks. I would thus take it as a given that both Dwayne Bowe and Stevie Johnson will be retained. This stipulation of the CBA only adds injury to insult for our Vikings.  All this making it more plain that late-round drafting will be super important in 2012.  Time for Studwell to earn his money. For a list of unused cap space by team click here.


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One Response to “Salary cap update the second”

  1. Lost Viking says:

    Spielman’s comment that ‘you can never have too many good cornerbacks’ leans towards brining in a several players at this position. Suggestion that we keep Cook, Winfield and adding through draft would be alternative to Routt or Carlos Rodgers as free agent.

    Injuries at that position suggest depth at corner would be right approach.

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