NFC Notes: Lions, Seahawks, Vikings

     

Lions

Michael Rothstein of ESPN takes a look at six players on the Lions who have impressed this offseason and could make their active roster or practice squad including:

  1. TE Logan Thomas
  2. CB Teez Tabor
  3. WR Chris Lacy
  4. S Tracy Walker
  5. WR Travis Fulgham
  6. WR Tom Kennedy

Seahawks

The Seahawks plan to take it slow with DE Ezekiel Ansah as he recovers from a shoulder injury. He won’t start practicing until at least partially through training camp, and then his availability will depend on how his shoulder responds. 

“We’re going to wait,” Carroll said via Pro Football Talk. “These six weeks coming up will be crucial and we have a really specific plan set up for him. He has a little traveling that he has to do to go home (to Ghana) but other than that he’ll be working with our guys throughout. And then we’ll just see when camp comes. We’ll take the camp to get it done, I’m sure. I don’t think we’ll rush him. There won’t be a need to start him up right out of the chutes and we’ll see how he goes in the weeks to follow.”

Vikings

  • Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune writes that the Vikings will likely face a number of big decisions in 2020, as they’re currently in line to have $211.638 million of cap charges next year. 
  • According to Goessling, some potential cap casualties in 2020 could include OL Riley Reiff, DL Everson Griffen, DT Linval Joseph and CB Xavier Rhodes, as they will all be at least 30 years old can count at least $12.9 million against Minnesota’s cap. 
  • Beyond that, Goessling notes that the Vikings will have decisions to make on CB Trae Waynes, CB Mackensie Alexander, S Anthony Harris and DE Stephen Weatherly.
  • Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph‘s five-year, $36.5 million deal includes a $7.25 million signing bonus, $100,000 workout bonuses, up to $250,000 in per-game roster bonuses each year, while carrying base salaries $1.75 million (2019), $7.025 million (2020), $7.65 million (2021), $8.45 million (2022) and $9.85 million (2023). (Ben Goessling)
  • Rudolph’s cap hit over the next five years is as follows: $3.55 million (2019), $8.825 million (2020), $9.45 million (2021), $10.25 million (2022), and $11.65 million (2023). (Ben Goessling)

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