The Minnesota Vikings have been busy this offseason, drafting promising rookies and signing free agents to help bolster a team that went 10-6 and made the playoffs last year.
Here's a list of the offseason transactions that the Vikings have executed since March (excluding draft picks):
- March 12: Re-signed OT Phil Loadholt
- March 14: Signed LB Erin Henderson and WR Jerome Simpson
- March 15: Signed C Joe Berger and S Jamarca Sanford
- March 16: Signed QB Matt Cassel and WR Greg Jennings
- March 18: Re-signed FB Jerome Felton
- March 19: Signed OG Seth Olsen
- March 28: Signed LB Marvin Mitchell
- April 30: Signed CB Jacob Lacey and DE Lawrence Jackson
- June 27: Signed LB Desmond Bishop
Even with these free-agent signings and selections in the NFL draft, the Vikings may need to still look at the remaining list of veteran free agents on the market. Whether the team looks to slot in a playmaker or add depth on the bench, the slew of available options are intriguing.
The challenge with many of these players are either contract demands or diminishing ability with age. A prime example includes former Viking Randy Moss, who last played with the San Francisco 49ers but is still available.
Let's take a look at five veteran free agents who are on the market and could add value to the Vikings this season.