There is some speculation out there that the Greg Jennings signing caused the Vikings to max out their credit card, from a salary cap standpoint, and will be done spending in free agents. While it seems likely the Vikings are close to the spending threshold, we do not yet know what Greg Jennings’ cap hit will be, and there could be more restructuring or releases in the near future that give the Vikings some flexibility.
So, let’s assume for a minute that the Vikings end up having some money left to spend, but not enough to go shopping for big names. Who could they target at what positions? Here are seven guys I think could be great bargains at this point in the offseason:
Larry Grant, LB, 49ers: Signing Jennings gave the Vikings some flexibility when it comes to their first round draft picks. Signing a guy like Grant, who filled in well for an injured Patrick Willis in 2011, could provide them similar flexibility as it now assumed the Vikings will be targeting a middle linebacker early on.