In an effort to get draft capital before cuts, the Minnesota Vikings have reportedly agreed to trade an offensive lineman to the Miami Dolphins.
The Minnesota Vikings have some tough decisions to make when they trim the team’s roster to 53 players before the deadline on Aug. 31. With a lot of talented players on the fringe, odds are that other teams may be interested in some of the players let go by the purple and gold.
In an effort to add draft capital, the Vikings reportedly reached a deal with the Miami Dolphins to trade offensive lineman Danny Isidora pending a physical instead out outright releasing him before the deadline.
The transaction was shared on the official Twitter account of NFL Network and NFL.com contributor Tom Pelissero, who formerly worked close to the Vikings in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Here is that tweet:
Isidora was among the players who were lined up for depth and were fighting for a roster spot. By making this move, Minnesota is getting a small return on their fifth-round investment in Isidora at the 2017 NFL Draft.
While it must be disappointing for Isidora not to make the Vikings roster, this move brings him closer to his hometown in Weston, Florida as well as where he played his college football with the Miami Hurricanes.
He is expected to add depth to Miami’s offensive line, where he will have more opportunities to crack the lineup and move up. Meanwhile, the Vikings have significant depth on the interior of the offensive line past Garrett Bradbury, Pat Elflein, and Josh Kline in players like Brett Jones, Dru Samia, Dakota Dozier, and others who can step into the lineup if needed.
The Viking Age would like to thank Danny Isidora for his time with the Minnesota Vikings and wish him nothing but luck with the Miami Dolphins moving forward.