3 remaining free agents the Vikings could still sign in the 2024 offseason

Former Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard
Former Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard / Stacy Revere/GettyImages
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It's been a little more than a week since the Minnesota Vikings and the other 31 teams around the NFL were officially allowed to negotiate contracts with players who were scheduled to hit free agency when the new league year began last Wednesday.

Since the start of free agency, the Vikings have been very active. Minnesota has added a number of notable new faces to their roster, including running back Aaron Jones, pass rusher Jonathan Greenard, linebacker Blake Cashman, and defensive lineman Jerry Tillery.

Minnesota has also said goodbye to several longtime contributors this offseason, like quarterback Kirk Cousins, pass rusher Danielle Hunter, running back Alexander Mattison, and wide receiver K.J. Osborn.

Currently, OverTheCap.com estimates that the Vikings have a little more than $16.9 million in cap space remaining. So they still have a bit of spending money to add another notable free agent if they choose to do so this offseason.

After the initial wave of this year's free agency period around the league, who are a few of the remaining unsigned players that could end up on Minnesota's current roster?

3 remaining free agents the Minnesota Vikings could still sign in 2024

Xavien Howard - CB

2023 Team: Miami Dolphins

So far this year, the Vikings have yet to add a new cornerback to their roster. Minnesota is currently rolling with Byron Murphy, Mekhi Blackmon, and Akayleb Evans at the top of their corner depth chart, so it wouldn't be surprising if they wound up adding another player to the mix in the near future.

Xavien Howard could be an intriguing possibility for the Vikings if he's not looking to break the bank. Howard spent some of the best seasons of his NFL career with current Minnesota defensive coordinator Brian Flores as his head coach (2019 to 2021).

In the two years since Flores was fired by the Dolphins, Howard's performance certainly took a dip. But a reunion with his former head coach with the Vikings could potentially help him find some of that old spark he had out on the field not too long ago.

Howard will turn 31 in July, so his time in the NFL is nearing the end. Could a reunion with Flores in Minnesota help him finish his career on a high note?