The P/PTSD Perspective: Quiet WR Addition, a Strange Twist, & the Free Agency Splash

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The P/PTSD Perspective: August 5th, 2023

1) Vikings Quietly Re-Add Upside Wide Receiver, Special Teams Ace: In an earlier piece on Vikings Territory, I highlighted Malik Knowles since he’s a receiver with great size and is someone who can contribute on special teams. That combo makes him an intriguing fit for any team. Unfortunately, an injury has put his roster push on hold, but hopefully he’ll get back to full health before too long.

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2) Cameron Dantzler’s Career Takes Another Strange Twist: It has been a wild ride for the 2020 3rd-round pick. Dantzler’s relationship with Mike Zimmer also seemed a bit off, so there was some hope that things would improve under Kevin O’Connell’s leadership. Another odd season, though, got even stranger when the Vikings waived the young, cheap corner. He has since been with Washington and Buffalo but was cut by both.

3) New Report Suggests Vikings Could Make Another Splash in Free Agency: Finishing off the Danielle Hunter deal gives the Vikings’ GM the freedom of knowing what kind of money he’s working with for 2023. Plus, the resolution that involved keeping Hunter in town is a signal of Minnesota’s intent to compete during the upcoming season. The capacity to add talent and desire to win football games makes another addition or two very possible.

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4) Vikings Special Teams Coach Name Drops Several Players Who are Shining: Always notable when a coordinator specifically mentions players in a training camp press conference. A lot can (and will) change between now and the official cuts, but Matt Daniels has a few players in mind for who has been excelling on specials. A certain name is a very surprising inclusion.

5) More Reports Suggest the Vikings Won Their Trade with the Lions in the 2022 Draft: In truth, the Vikings (and their fans) will need to wait a bit longer to fully know who got the better end of the deal. I’ve long been against the move — dropping 20 spots in the 1st round must involve getting a future 1st (just one man’s opinion). Alas, I may be proven wrong in the end; hopefully Lewis Cine is capable of living up to his draft slot and Brian Asamoah keeps progressing.

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