Vikings reportedly made an offer to a former offensive lineman

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Nick Easton
(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Nick Easton /

Recently, the Minnesota Vikings made a contract offer to former offensive lineman, Nick Easton.

More than a week after the 2021 free agency period began, the Minnesota Vikings still haven’t added any new pieces to their offensive line.

It’s not as if there haven’t been any decent blockers available. But they’ve basically just been a little too pricey for the Vikings. Minnesota didn’t begin free agency with very much spending money and instead of possibly investing the majority of it in one top-tier offensive lineman, they decided to spread out their cash and add two new starters to their defense.

While this is good news for the chances of the Vikings’ defense to make a turnaround next season, their offensive line is still in need of a new starting left tackle, a new starting left guard, and potentially a new starting right guard.

Minnesota Vikings reportedly made an offer to Nick Easton

Despite Minnesota not landing any new offensive linemen that could potentially help the unit improve in 2021, the team has still been making an effort to sign some new blockers.

Former Vikings left guard Nick Easton is one of the free-agent offensive linemen who is still available and his old team reportedly made a contract offer to him recently according to the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson on Wednesday.

Unfortunately for Minnesota, Easton wasn’t interested in the offer that they presented to him. So he is still looking to find a home for the 2021 season.

It’s encouraging to find out that the Vikings have been actively trying to improve their offensive line this year. But it’s also disappointing at the same time since their lack of funds might be what is preventing them from signing any blockers that could actually make an impact for them next season.

There’s still a possibility that Minnesota could come back with a new offer to Easton if they are able to create some more cap space in the near future. But until then, it’s difficult to envision the Vikings convincing their former guard or any of the other above-average free-agent blockers that are still available to sign with them.