5 Vikings players who could be cap casualties in 2024

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Possible Vikings cap casualty No. 5

Dean Lowry, defensive line

One of the more disappointing signings of the 2023 offseason, Dean Lowry struggled to be effective as well as stay on the field last season. Strengthening the defensive front needs to be a priority this offseason.

Lowry only has a salary cap hit of $4,482,345 in 2024 but has no guaranteed money on the deal. The Vikings could look to add a bigger, stronger player to take his spot in free agency or in the2024 NFL Draft.

Playing in nine games in 2023 and starting only four, Lowry is expendable. He had 14 combined tackles last season, notched one fumble recovery, and batted down one pass, but failed to register a sack in his 237 defensive snaps.

It wouldn't be surprising to see the Minnesota Vikings move on from Dean Lowry this offseason unless they believe he can return from his pectoral tear and be an impact player like they hoped he would be when he was signed last offseason.