In familiar Spielman fashion, the Vikings have made some deals in the early portion of Free Agency, but again failed to make the splash fans want. Rick threw his hat into the ring with several high-value talents like Wagner, Whitworth, Lang, Okung, and Jeffery but didn’t sweeten the offer enough to tempt them to sign. Instead, he maintained his cautious approach to Free Agency by sticking to his game plan of not overspending, which has caused him yet again to overspend on the average talent that was left after the first wave of deals.
FA Acquisitions – Riley Rieff, OT; Mike Remmers, OT; Datone Jones, DT; Latavius Murray, RB
FA Losses – Matt Kalil, OT; Captain Munnerlyn, CB; Cordarrell Patterson, WR; Rhett Ellison, TE; Jeff Locke, P; Charles Johnson, WR; Andre Smith, OT; Audie Cole, LB
FA Re-signings – Terence Newman, CB; Jeremiah Sirles, OT; Adam Thielen WR
FA left to decide – Matt Asiata, RB; Jake Long, OT; Shaun Hill, QB; Justin Trattou, DE; Zach Line, FB
FA we’ve officially washed our hands of – Adrian Peterson, RB