5 free agents the Vikings will regret not signing in 2024

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Free agent No. 5

Lloyd Cushenberry III, offensive line

Despite how some Minnesota Vikings fans feel, the team has been putting forth some effort and salary cap to address the offensive line. They have re-signed Blake Brandel and David Quessenberry and signed interior offensive lineman Dan Feeney in free agency.

While those signings are fine, it will be hard to fill the gap at left guard left by Dalton Risner. If they find a player they like to start, they could shuffle the lineup on the interior of the line, but it has yet to be seen if Brandel or Feeney are good fits to be a starter.

Lloyd Cushenberry III may have the name of a British prince, but he is a solid offensive lineman. He signed a four-year deal with the Tennessee Titans this offseason and should help to bring stability at center.

Cushenberry became the third-highest-paid center in the NFL, getting a four-year deal worth $50 million. $12.5 million is a lot for an interior offensive lineman, but Pro Football Focus has him graded as 73.2 last season.

Minnesota could have moved on from Garrett Bradbury and looked to improve at center or they could have tried Bradbury at guard. Either way, it's hard to pass up on offensive line talent when you're trying to fix your run game and protect a new quarterback.

It wouldn't be shocking if the Minnesota Vikings weren't done shopping for offensive linemen. Re-signing Dalton Risner would be fantastic, but he could be due for a big payday after proving himself last season.

No matter what Minnesota does, they need to get their line figured out. Whether that means looking to a player already on the roster to take on a big role, signing another free agent, or using one of their picks at the 2024 NFL Draft.