3 Vikings Veterans Who Could Be Cap Casualty Cuts This Offseason
By Zach Brunner
The Minnesota Vikings are still currently in the negative for cap space. They have already released veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph in order to free up some cap space. It appears they are not done cutting players and clearing cap room.
With that in mind, these are three other Vikings players that could be salary cap casualties.
Vikings Cut Candidates
1. Britton Colquitt, P
Special teams players appear to pull the short straw this offseason. He have already seen a number of punters cut, no matter how good they are. Britton Colquitt could be the next in line. He was decent this season, but the Vikings could live without him. Cutting Colquitt would also save the team about $1.8 million.
2. Shamar Stephen, DT
Shamar Stephen has served as the starter to the Vikings, but the former seventh-round pick is not an elite talent that would be missed. With a 61.7 grade from Pro Football Focus last season, he was below average. Cutting him would free up $3.7 million, which is more value than he has ever brought to the field.
3. Dan Bailey, K
This cut serves multiple purposes. First, cutting Dan Bailey would free up $1.7 million. Second, it would cut a kicker that was 86% on PATs and 68.2% on field goals last season. Dan Bailey was once one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, but his struggles with the Vikings have made him incredibly expendable.
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