Vikings Go Cap Clearing in First Wave of Tampering-Period Moves
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If you went on your lunch break or had a late-morning meeting, you might have missed a flurry of offseason moves from the Vikings as everything opened up at 11 AM CT. It’s clear that the early objective was to clear some cap space. Although plenty of shoes are yet to drop, we’ve seen some hard decisions already made in both the secondary and on the offensive line.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.19.14″]
Source: The #Vikings are not exercising the option on starting S Andrew Sendejo, making him a free agent. Another talented safety in the mix before free agency.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
The #Vikings are releasing starting guard Mike Remmers, source said. The O-line overhaul begins.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 11, 2019
But, it wasn’t all goodbyes for the Vikings. With one safety let go, another safety was tendered a pretty hefty 2nd-round pick that’d be surprising to see anyone pick up. They will also have the chance to match any offer given to Rashod Hill but wouldn’t get any compensation if they choose not to. You can get a clear breakdown of how the tenders work HERE.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.19.14″]
Vikings placed the second-round tender on safety Anthony Harris, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019
#Vikings also have announced that they have tendered restricted free agent tackle Rashod Hill. That has been expected to be for $2.025 million.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 11, 2019
We are still waiting for news on most of the franchise staples, like Rudolph and Griffen, that we’ve been talking about since the season ended and we’ll keep this post updated as the day goes on and more moves are made. Currently, the Vikings have effectively doubled their cap space if the Anthony Harris and Rashod Hill tenders stick. They’re currently working with about $10M after the moves we’ve seen.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.19.14″]
The Vikings’ moves so far today — cutting Andrew Sendejo and Mike Remmers, and tendering Anthony Harris and Rashod Hill — have effectively doubled their available cap space. They began the day with $4.94 million available, and cleared another $4.93 million.
— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) March 11, 2019
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