7 cheap free agents that make sense for the Vikings in 2023

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2022 Team: Carolina Panthers

The Vikings’ center of the past four seasons, Garrett Bradbury, is going to be a free agent this year, though there have been reports of the team’s interest in re-signing him. There are several affordable replaceable options in free agency, however.

Bradley Bozeman has played five NFL seasons, four of which were with the Baltimore Ravens, before signing with the Panthers for just a single season in 2022.

Bozeman played 97 percent of snaps during his three seasons as the starter for the Ravens, and he has only drawn 13 career flags.

Over The Cap has him valued at $2.1 million, which makes him a cheaper option than Bradbury. But if Minnesota opts to run a zone-blocking run scheme next year, Bradbury’s elite ability to hit landmarks could make him the better value, despite his below-average pass blocking.

Other free-agent interior offensive linemen for the Vikings to consider this offseason include Nick Gates, who has played both center and guard and could add more versatility, and David Edwards, who suffered multiple concussions in 2022, but was an integral part of the Los Angeles Rams 2021 Super Bowl winning team.

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