The Minnesota Vikings approach the new season with an ample supply of unsigned players. The team will review its own class of 14 free agents against needs that can also be addressed in the external market or through the upcoming NFL draft.
According to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN, the Vikings will have approximately $14 million of salary cap space—this includes an incentive payment to cornerback Antoine Winfield and the release of wide receiver Michael Jenkins by March 16.
The Vikings will consider several external free agents at top-need positions, including wide receiver, linebacker, defensive back and backup quarterback. With that said, the front office will only be able to afford players who can contribute to the team at a reasonable price.
The following outlines the estimated contracts, including any bonuses, to re-sign every Vikings free agent. This is not a recommendation to do so in aggregate, but rather a breakdown of each player and the contract terms needed to bring them back to the team in 2013.