The Minnesota Vikings were active during free agency this year, but should the team be happy with the players they acquired or should they continue spending?
It’s been a busy offseason for the Minnesota Vikings. In addition to bringing back several of the team’s own free agents, many other players have been brought in to help possibly reach the next level. However, with all the money the Vikings have spent and the 2016 NFL Draft on the horizon, is it finally time for the Vikings to put their wallet away when it comes to signing players from other teams?
Of course, there are some great reasons for the Minnesota Vikings to work out deals with players. For example, a long-term extension for safety Harrison Smith should be the top priority for the team right now to ensure that he is a part of the franchise’s future. But already having many new faces on the roster could change the dynamic of the team a little.
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There were some big signings who are likely starters for the team, like guard Alex Boone and safety Michael Griffin during free agency, and others such as TE Brian Leonhardt, OT Andre Smith, LB Emmanuel Lamur, and LB Travis Lewis will be fighting for playing time and bigger roles on the team.
Still, after all that activity, there are still some holes left that need to be filled.
With the 2016 NFL Draft less than two weeks away, the Minnesota Vikings will look to add more young talent to their roster. However, if they fail to acquire a player like a big-bodied wide receiver or another young, talented cornerback, it might make sense to look into what’s left in free agency to get players to compete at a low price point.
Don’t expect Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman to be making any more moves this offseason when it comes to bringing in more outside talent through free agency. The only way that is likely to happen is if the player fills a hole and won’t break into the team’s funds to re-sign players who are already valuable to the franchise.