Vikings make first roster move after finishing up 2024 OTAs

Former Mercer WR Devron Harper
Former Mercer WR Devron Harper / Justin Ford/GettyImages

With their 2024 OTAs now behind them, the next time we see the Minnesota Vikings back on the practice field will be when they return to the TCO Performance Center for training camp at the end of July.

Unfortunately for undrafted rookie wide receiver Devron Harper, he won't be joining the Vikings when they begin their training camp in a few weeks. On Monday, according to multiple reports, Minnesota made the decision to waive Harper.

Harper was signed by the Vikings shortly after the conclusion of the 2024 NFL Draft in April, and unless a team claims him on waivers, he will become a free agent and be able to sign with any franchise in the league.

Minnesota Vikings making room for new roster addition after waiving Devron Harper?

With the reported departure of Harper, Minnesota now has an open spot on its roster. Will the Vikings look to fill the vacancy before this summer's training camp with a veteran player who is still available in the free agency pool?

If Minnesota is interested in adding another veteran to its roster in the near future, there are a number of notable players that are still looking for teams, including cornerback Stephon Gilmore, wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, and pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah.

With Harper being a wide receiver, one might assume that the Vikings could look to just replace his spot in the position group with someone like Renfrow. However, Minnesota might have something else in mind.

Whatever the Vikings decide to do, they should be able to afford it, as they currently have a little under $26.3 million in cap space, according to

Will Minnesota make one more splash signing before they begin their training camp in a few weeks, or will they just fill Harper's roster opening with another undrafted rookie?

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