Hartman: Vikings have room to work with under salary cap

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 15, 2014 - 11:17 PM

The Vikings have 54 players under contract for the 2014 NFL season. The combined salaries of those players sits at $103 million. ESPN.com reported this past week that that total means the Vikings will have the fourth-most cap space of any club next season.

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yathinksoFeb. 15, 14 8:36 PM

Vikings need a near complete roster overhaul if they want to compete for the division this year. If they just acquire bits and pieces, they will probably finish last for 3 of the past 4 years.

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ladykasFeb. 15, 14 9:30 PM

At least Sid didn't mention the "P" word in the article.

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propwashFeb. 15, 14 9:33 PM

I can't understand why we would want to resign Cook?

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akgfreeFeb. 15, 1411:01 PM

No one wants to try and digest the Wisconsin vs Minnesota shame game. Very perplexing really.

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whareidFeb. 15, 1411:24 PM

Cook? Wake up Spielman!

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StephenBFeb. 15, 1411:30 PM

Chris Cook will be gone, gone, gone.... quarterback Matt Cassel will be gone unless he can't get a better $$ deal elsewhere; defensive linemen Jared Allen GONE! Kevin Williams GONE! Everson Griffen...will return; Fred Evans GONE; running backs Toby Gerhart GONE and Matt Asiata will return; wide receivers Joe Webb GONE and Jerome Simpson GONE; linebackers Larry Dean GONE and Marvin Mitchell GONE; offensive linemen Joe Berger will return; Jā€™Marcus Webb will return; and linebacker Desmond Bishop GONE. Quarterback Josh Freeman GONE!!!!!!!!!! Sidney believes Spielman, LOL

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elo_62Feb. 16, 14 4:03 AM

Why try to keep Jared Allen? His play is not what it used to be.

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geometryFeb. 16, 14 6:20 AM

It's a new scheme defensively. The new staff may like some of the players that were here. And as for Jared Allen, no he's not what he used to be, but neither will the new guy they put there. I kind of laugh sometimes.

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jackman69Feb. 16, 14 6:45 AM

Why on earth would anyone want to keep Chris Cook? Losing Gerhart will be big.

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holmes66Feb. 16, 14 7:53 AM

Simpson is a very decent #3 WR, I'd keep him if the price was right. Good free agents to pay money for: LB Orakpo, S Jarius Byrd, CBs Verner and Grimes. High prices, but do it.

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