Vikings Getting Trade Interest In CB Trae Waynes


Ian Rapoport reports that teams around the league have expressed trade interest in Vikings CB Trae Waynes

Rapoport notes that Waynes’ fifth-year option just became fully guaranteed, so Minnesota won’t cut him. 

Teams were reportedly calling the Vikings about potential trades for CBs Xavier Rhodes and Waynes, so he has clear interest around the league. (NFLTR)

The free agent cornerback market is limited at this point in free agency, so it’s possible a team could step up and offer the Vikings an appealing deal for Waynes.  

Waynes, 26, is a former first-round pick out of Michigan State by the Vikings in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $12.944 million rookie contract when the Vikings picked up his fifth-year option last year. 

Waynes stands to make a base salary of $9,069,000 for the 2019 season under his fifth-year option. 

According to, trading Waynes would free up $9,069,000 of available cap space while creating no dead money. 

In 2018, Waynes appeared in 14 games for the Vikings and recorded 44 tackles, one interception, and eight pass defenses.

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