Minnesota Vikings: Current salary cap space


The Minnesota Vikings currently have $9,568,505 in salary cap space according to the NFLPA cap report. That ranks them 16th in the NFL.

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According to the website Over the Cap, the Vikings have $83,205,769 of their total space tied up in the offense, $54,992,685 in the defense and $2,570,531 in specialists.

Adrian Peterson is the single biggest eater of cap space with a cap number of $15,400,000. Mike Wallace is second at $9,900,000 and Everson Griffen third at $8,200,000.

$6,000,000 of cap space is still tied up in Greg Jennings in the form of dead money. The Vikings are carrying a total of $6,297,395 in dead money including $1,667 left over from tight end A.C. Leonard.

Whatever happened to A.C. Leonard, by the way?

If the Vikings so chose, they could use some of that cap space to work out a new deal with S Harrison Smith, who is going into the last year of his rookie contract.

Or the Vikings could wait until next year to negotiate a long-term deal with Smith, knowing that they carry a fifth year option on the player.

The Vikings this offseason were fairly frugal when it came to spending on free agents. The biggest salary they added was Mike Wallace who was acquired via trade, but his addition was offset money-wise by the release of Greg Jennings.

The Vikings also gained flexibility by renegotiating Chad Greenway’s contract, freeing up a reported $3.225 million in cap space.

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