Minnesota Vikings Entering Contract Years And Free Agents


The Minnesota Vikings are entering a pivotal offseason.  They have reached the point where some of the young talent on the team will have played through their rookie deals and could be looking for a big payday.  Players like Harrison Smith, Jarius Wright, and even Josh Robinson or Audie Cole could be looking to make their future with the team more secure before kickoff of the 2015 season.

So let’s take a quick look at the 34 players who are either currently not under contract or are entering the final years of their deals with with Minnesota Vikings.

Here is a list of players that became free agents for the Minnesota Vikings at the end of the 2014 NFL season according to Spotrac.com:

Oct 19, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) throws a pass during pregame warm ups before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Ponder, QB

  • Jerome Felton, FB
  • Corey Wootton, DE/DT
  • Cullen Loeffler, LS
  • Tom Johnson, DE
  • Jasper Brinkley, LB
  • Vladimir Ducasse, G

  • Joe Berger, C
  • Mike Harris, OT
  • Dom DeCicco, LB

  • Matt Asiata, RB
  • Josh Samuda, C
  • Josh Kaddu, LB
  • And here are the players for the Minnesota Vikings who are entering a contract year, meaning 2015 will be the final year on the deals with the team according to Spotrac:

    Oct 26, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Chad Greenway (52) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

    Chad Greenway, LB

  • Matt Kalil, OT
  • Charlie Johnson, G
  • Harrison Smith, S
  • Marcus Sherels, CB/PR
  • Andrew Sendejo, S
  • Josh Robinson, CB
  • Jarius Wright, WR
  • Rhett Ellison, TE
  • Robert Blanton, S
  • Blair Walsh, K
  • Justin Trattou, DE
  • Shaun Prater, CB
  • Audie Cole, LB
  • Joe Banyard, RB
  • Zach Line, FB
  • Chase Ford, TE
  • Adam Thielen, WR
  • Ahmad Dixon, S
  • Henry Josey, RB
  • Carter Bykowski, OT
  • Of the names on this list, who do you feel are the most important to retain or extend this offseason?  Are there some players on this list that you feel don’t even deserve consideration of a new deal?  Discuss it in the comments below.

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