Jason Cole of B/R reports that the Vikings would like to trade for some offensive line help. However, they’re clearly in a tough cap situation right now, considering that they have less than $1 million in available cap room to work with.
To matters worse, the Vikings will have a tough time reworking contracts, considering that LT Matt Kalil has the second-highest cap figure on the team and Minnesota is reportedly reluctant to rework RB Adrian Peterson’s contract and guarantee him more money.
Cole says that if the Vikings are able to pull off a trade, it’s more likely that they would approach players with smaller salaries about restructuring their contracts to make this work.
All things considered, it’s increasing unlikely that the Vikings will be able to make all of this work in the coming hours.
There’s no question that Minnesota needs to add some help at offensive line, as their current unit continues to battle through injuries and is struggling to keep QB Sam Bradford upright.
The most notable options available in the trade market are Browns LT Joe Thomas and 49ers LT Joe Staley but it would be costly in terms of salary and draft compensation to get either player.
We’ll have more regarding a potential Vikings’ trade as the news is available.