Are the Minnesota Vikings done adding free-agents this year?

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer /

The Minnesota Vikings have been pretty active in free agency this offseason, adding a handful of new players to the 2018 roster.

An argument can easily be made that the Minnesota Vikings are the team that has made the biggest splash in free agency during the 2018 NFL offseason.

Not only did the Vikings find a way to land free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, but Minnesota managed to sign defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson in free agency this year as well. After these big acquisitions, the Vikings also added two more free-agents this offseason in offensive lineman Tom Compton and wide receiver Kendall Wright.

Minnesota’s salary cap hit for these four new players in 2018 is expected to be around $34 million ($24 million of it is from Cousins). According to the NFLPA’s official website, the Vikings still have around $18 million left in cap space this offseason.

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Will they use any of that money to add a few more free-agents this year?

Probably not, especially since Minnesota needs to have enough money to give extensions to impending 2019 free-agents Anthony Barr, Danielle Hunter, Eric Kendricks, and Stefon Diggs. The Vikings will likely want to extend at least two of these four players by the time training camp begins this summer.

Plus, the free-agents that are still available this offseason are not really worth Minnesota spending any unnecessary money on.

However, if the Vikings are unable to re-sign Terence Newman this year, the team could turn to free agency to find a veteran corner that is capable of playing in the slot. Some of their options remaining in free agency include Adam Jones, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Darrelle Revis, and Bryce Callahan.

Next: Which remaining 2018 free-agents could the Vikings sign?

If Minnesota actually does add another free-agent or two this offseason, don’t expect it to be anyone that will break the bank.