4 cheap WRs the Vikings can sign to replace Adam Thielen

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After the release of veteran wide receiver Adam Thielen, the Minnesota Vikings will likely be looking for a talented pass-catcher to replace his production.

The Minnesota Vikings made the tough decision to move on from Adam Thielen this offseason and now find themselves in a situation where adding more talent at wide receiver seems like a necessity.

With an extremely small amount of salary cap and limited draft capital available, replacing his production before the upcoming season will be a challenge for the team’s front office, but not an impossible task by any means.

Last season, Thielen caught 70 passes for 716 yards and six touchdowns in 17 games played as the number two receiver behind megastar Justin Jefferson in Minnesota’s explosive, yet inconsistent offense.

K.J. Osborn may be ready to step up to the plate for a bigger role, but the Minnesota Vikings may still want to bring in a low-priced free agent who can help to make things more difficult for opposing defenses.

Here are four budget-friendly receivers Minnesota could sign after yesterday’s signing of Brandon Powell.

Note: All contract information is from Spotrac.com and stats are from Pro Football Reference.