With the “legal tampering” period underway, it appearas the Vikings could be big players in free agency, whether that’s at the QB position or other spots. Based on their positional needs, here are 30 potential free agent targets:
Affording a big name will be harder after signing Kirk Cousins, but the Vikings’ defensive line would have it’s dominating every-down DT next to Linval Joseph
Suh will likely have high demands, but putting him next to Linval Joseph would be terrifying for opponents.
It was surprising to see Sitton let go by the Bears because he can still perform at a high level at 32.
An above average right guard or right tackle.
In 2016, he was one of the NFL’s best nickel corners.
Often injured, but a very good receiving tight end when healthy
A terrific run stuffer as part of a rotation
It’s hard to say whether he was actually bad last year or struggled with Brett Hundley.
A versatile DB who has improved from year to year
More of a nose tackle, yet surprisingly good at creating pressure. Teams wouldn’t ever run against the Vikings with Poe and Joseph in the middle
Had an excellent year playing the slot corner position for the first time at age 39
A terrific guard when healthy, but he’s only played 17 games the last two years
A pure slot receiver, Wright had a solid year with the Bears. Belongs
He may be up in age, but Berger showed last year that he can still play into his late-30s
Often injured, dangerous coming off the edge when healthy. A pure situational pass rusher.
If nobody is willing to make him their No. 1 tight end, he might have potential as a weapon to mix in with Kyle Rudolph and David Morgan
Has been a backup in New England, but performed well each time he’s been given the opportunity to play
After a rough year in Washington, he will be looking for a prove-it deal
The former Tampa Bay Buc allowed a 78.4 rating aghttp://www.1500espn.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page_peelainst when defending the slot last year
A solid interior offensive lineman who can play multiple positions. Might be less mobile than what the Vikings are looking for
Receiving back who had a good run with Seattle last year
Has been effective in a part-time role with the Bucs
Big and fast, could fit in nicely with Rudolph and Morgan
A poor man’s Latavius Murray. Could be a replacement if the Vikings cut Murray for cap reasons
Once a top draft pick, has struggled, but also shown some potential as a guard
Was reliable in a fill-in role for the Cowboys over the past few years
Saw quite a bit of work for the Patriots as a backup and showed some potential
Has some slot corner experience, could add depth to the Vikings’ DB group
Tall wide receiver who averaged 15.1 yards per catch last year in limited duty
Has been dinged up but caught 73 passes in 2016