5 Vikings players who could be cap casualties in 2024

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Possible Vikings cap casualty No. 2

Byron Murphy, cornerback

As the younger cornerbacks on the Minnesota Vikings roster gain experience, the need for higher-priced veterans decreases. Byron Murphy is entering the final year of the two-year deal he signed last offseason, but could still be on the way out.

Byron Murphy is set to have a salary cap hit of 10,161,754 in 2024 with $5,600,000 in guaranteed money. Releasing the defensive back would give the Vikings $4,561,754 in salary cap relief for the upcoming season.

The Vikings have young corners like Akayleb Evans, Mekhi Blackmon, Andrew Booth Jr. and others who might be able to help replace Murphy's production and could even look to the 2024 NFL Draft to add another younger talent.

Murphy was solid for the Minnesota Vikings last season. He started 14 games for the team, accumulating 57 combined tackles and a team-high three interceptions. Making the decision on his 2024 status will be extremely challenging for Kwesi Adofo-Mensah.