The P/PTSD Perspective: Dalvin Cook’s Message, Doubling the Vikings’ Cap Space, and a Bad Sign

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The P/PTSD Perspective: April 13th, 2024

1) Dalvin Cook Has a Message for the NFL: Dalvin Cook is a good player. At his best, he’s a supremely elusive runner who accelerates faster than most (glide into open space, turn on the jets, and then wait for Paul Allen’s touchdown call). Can he still be that player? The veteran running back is confident in his abilities.

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2) The Vikings Salary Cap Can Double with 3 Moves: Truth be told, the Vikings have a ton of potential moves to free up more cap room. Now, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah tends to do things in a sequence, preferring to proceed a step at a time. So, the current focus is the 2024 NFL Draft (less than two weeks away). The summer months/training camp/preseason will likely bring news of some contract adjustments.

3) Former Vikings WR Officially Says Goodbye to Minnesota: K.J. Osborn is a good receiver. For a lot of reasons, the relationship with the Vikings didn’t continue, so he’ll now be working with the Patriots for the 2024 season. As a 5th-round pick, Osborn has been a tremendous success.

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4) A Young Vikings Defender and a Bad Sign for His 2024 Role: The Vikings are moving ahead with Blake Cashman and Ivan Pace as the top twosome at linebacker. When there’s need for another player in the box, the first move will be to toss Josh Metellus and/or Harrison Smith into the mix. Even still, the final chapter hasn’t been written for Brian Asamoah. A major offseason is ahead of the 3rd-round selection.

5) Vikings Cautioned Against Trading for $263 Million Quarterback: If, somehow, the Chargers would move Justin Herbert, then the Vikings should be at the front of the line to secure his services. The possibility, though, doesn’t have too much basis in reality. Expect Minnesota to draft a QB rather than trade for an excellent young passer.

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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.