Minnesota Vikings Re-Sign Dalton Risner

Dalton Risner, Minnesota Vikings
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The Minnesota Vikings had been stubborn in their pursuit of a left guard for 2024, especially when it came to the guy who held that position for most of last year, Dalton Risner, who had made it clear that his goal was to return for another year in purple.

Dalton Risner re-signs with Minnesota Vikings

Up until Wednesday, it did not seem like that was going to happen. Risner changed agents to Drew Rosenhaus and it just didn’t seem like the Vikings were overly interested, let alone engaged in contract negotiations. But that all changed this morning, when it was announced that Dalton Risner is returning to Minnesota on another one-year deal.

Clearly, Risner is yet to prove to the Minnesota Vikings or any other team that he deserves a long-term deal that solidifies him on the offensive line for years to come, which is likely what the soon to be 29-year-old NFL veteran was looking for.

Nonetheless, there’s no doubt that he and his family are happy that they will be able to stay in Minnesota and not have to move for the second year in a row. For the Vikings, they get a veteran leader added back into their locker room and a clear improvement to the offensive line.

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Blake Brandel, who signed a high-value depth extension earlier this offseason and was holding down the left guard position while the Risner contract was worked out, will presumably go back to the multi-position backup player he was re-signed to be.

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