The Minnesota Vikings are on a youth-movement like we haven't seen in quite some time. The young team will only get younger with their 10 draft picks in 2012 and plenty of room to improve.
Speculation has surfaced over the possible releases of Vikings guards Steve Hutchinson and Anthony Herrera and cornerback Cedric Griffin. Though these cuts would free up a lot of cap space, it would leave the Vikings with very few veterans on their roster.
The secondary and the offensive line are two position groups that could seriously use some veteran presence and depth.
With free agency starting later this year (March 13th) than usual, teams do have the opportunity to sign players that have been released by other teams.
Here are 5 veteran players that could be or already have been released by other teams that the Vikings should consider targeting this offseason.