Vikings suggested to sign Pro Bowl WR before 2024 season

Hunter Renfrow
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The 2024 NFL Draft is complete and free agency has quieted down significantly, but that doesn't mean that teams like the Minnesota Vikings are done adding players to their roster if they feel they can make the team better.

The Vikings did a good job of filling most major needs but could still look to improve at a few positions. One of the spots that could use a little bit of a boost in talent for Minnesota is the wide receiver group.

Minnesota still has Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison returning for 2024, but could still use some reliable depth behind their starting duo. They re-signed pass-catcher and punt returner Brandon Powell, but guys like Jalen Nailor, N'Keal Harry, Lucky Jackson, and others have yet to emerge as solid backup and depth options.

Vikings suggested to sign Pro Bowl WR before 2024 season

The Vikings are not in a horrible salary cap position but have yet to extend key players like Justin Jefferson and Christian Darrisaw. Despite that, they could definitely take a look at free agency and add an established pass-catcher to help the team this season.

Guys like Michael Thomas, Randall Cobb, Sterling Shepard, and Mecole Hardman are all still unsigned but none of those are the wide receiver who ESPN Staff Writer Bill Barnwell suggested that Minnesota should look at.

Recently, Barnwell shared an article on ESPN+ that the Vikings should be interested in checking out former Las Vegas Raiders receiver Hunter Renfrow. Through five seasons in the league, Renfrow has been named to the Pro Bowl once and has started 23 games.

The five-foot-ten receiver signed a two-year deal with the Raiders worth $32 million in 2022. His release frees up over $8 million in salary cap space for Vegas but also will incur a dead-money hit of $5.508 million.

Renfrow eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards in 2021 and caught nine touchdowns, earning him his first and only Pro Bowl nod. It would be difficult to know how much he would command in free agency, but it likely won't be anywhere near what the Raiders were paying him.

In the last two years, Renfrow has played in 27 games for Las Vegas where he caught 61 passes for 585 yards and two touchdowns. In a league where a lot depends on what a player has done lately, his struggles could keep him from being in high demand.

Renfrow could be an interesting choice for the Minnesota Vikings to compete for the team's third wide receiver job. His experience could be a major asset as long as the price to acquire his services isn't too high.