According to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN, the Minnesota Vikings should be roughly $12 million under the 2013 salary cap once the free-agency period begins.
In that same story, Pelissero points out that Vikings general manager Rick Spielman isn't going to go overboard this offseason. He intends to take a similar approach to the 2012 offseason, which was his first as Minnesota's general manager.
That offseason Minnesota's biggest splash was signing Seattle Seahawks tight end John Carlson to a five-year deal worth $25 million. That paid out eight receptions for 43 yards in 2012.
This offseason there is a SERIOUS need for help at the wide receiver position, so there is a chance Minnesota makes a big splash at that position.
With that in mind, here are five noteworthy moves Minnesota could make this offseason.