The P/PTSD Perspective: Buckle Up on Cousins, Insiders on Hunter, & The Roster Cuts

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The P/PTSD Perspective: March 16th, 2024

1) Buckle Up: The Kirk Cousins Contract is Getting Huge: In the end, the Atlanta Falcons decided to empty the ATM. It’s a bold move for a franchise that’s desperate for QB stability. The soon-to-be 36-year-old quarterback is working through an achy Achilles. But, crucially, he has been getting better and better as he ages. Does that continue in Georgia?

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2) A Pile of NFL Insiders Arrived at the Same Hunter Conclusion: Seeing Danielle Hunter head elsewhere is the decision that stings the most. And, to be sure, the numbers were pretty low, all things considered. Expect Mr. Hunter to be a terror down in Texas as he helps Houston’s defense continue its excellence.

3) The Vikings Make a Smart Move by Keeping the Pass Catcher: The team needs depth at the tight end spot due to T.J. Hockenson’s injury recovery. Nobody is mistaking him for Travis Kelce, but Johnny Mundt is a good ball player. He is a valuable part of the special teams and is a sneaky athlete who can make some plays.

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4) Veteran Defensive Lineman and Young LB Released by Vikings: The offseason can be exciting because it brings in new talent. Doing so, though, requires moving on from other players. Dean Lowry didn’t work out as a free agent addition, so the cut was easy to foresee. The linebacker decision was a touch more unforeseen.

5) A Once Promising Former Vikings WR Gets New Contract in Carolina: The Panthers are quickly becoming the team that scoops up former Vikings. Ihmir Smith-Marsette has some good speed so it makes sense that he’s been able to carve out a role for himself in Carolina. He’ll hope to play well enough to land some major money in the future.

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K. Joudry is the Senior Editor for Vikings Territory and PurplePTSD. He has been covering the Vikings full time since the summer of 2021. He can be found on Twitter and as a co-host for Notes from the North, a humble Vikings podcast.