3 moves Vikings can make to keep building a winner after extending Justin Jefferson

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The deal is done, and Minnesota Vikings fans can finally move forward.

In an offseason that's been dominated by a couple of major storylines, there had been no bigger stressor than whether or not the team and wide receiver Justin Jefferson would come to an agreement on an extension.

Alas, the moment came and went on Monday, and Jefferson couldn't be happier.

It's time to look ahead at the coming days: minicamp, training camp, and the main event in September. So, what's next for this organization?

3 roster moves the Minnesota Vikings can make after extending Justin Jefferson

There are still some moves the Vikings could make now that Jefferson's situation is finally cemented, and three particular trades make some sense.

1. Trading for Robert Woods gives the Vikings a perfect WR3 option

One of the Vikings' misses this offseason also came at the wide receiver position, but it had nothing to do with Jefferson. Minnesota failed to solidify their WR3 position, and at the moment, it's Brandon Powell.

The Texans will likely part ways with veteran Robert Woods, who, at this point in his career, is the perfect candidate for this type of job behind Jefferson and Jordan Addison. Whether the Texans find a trade partner or he ends up being released, the Vikings should be in on him.

2. James Bradberry would offer necessary competition for Shaq Griffin

The Vikings may have their second starting cornerback in newly-signed Shaq Griffin, but banking on his health might not be the wisest idea. Over the past two seasons, Griffin has missed 16 games over the last two seasons due to injury.

And, while he was pretty strong in coverage last year, he still allowed 66 percent of targets to be completed.

The Vikings could take advantage of an Eagles team who might have a decision to make on James Bradberry, now that they have rookies Quinyon Mitchell and Cooper DeJean along with Darius Slay as well.

3. Bringing in Ja'Tyre Carter is a move no one would talk about, but could make a difference

The Bears have Teven Jenkins and Nate Davis at guard, with 2022 seventh-round pick Ja'Tyre Carter as the main reserve. But, they also brought in Shelton Coleman and Ryan Bates who can play both center and guard. Carter might be expendable, and he's not a bad player by any means.

Carter struggles in run blocking, but he's an above-average pass blocker, which is something the Vikings should be focused on with McCarthy soon to be under center and developing. Carter likely wouldn't cost much and would give Ed Ingram a needed fire under him. A little competition wouldn't hurt at the right guard spot.

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