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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Cap kings

The Vikings have taken a lot of heat for their offseason strategy of building through the draft rather than free agency, but no team is in better shape under the salary cap.

According to ESPN.com, the Vikings had a league-high $25 million in spending room as of last Wednesday evening, with Buffalo ($22.6 million) and Cleveland ($21.8 million) not far behind.

Pittsburgh had the least amount of cap room at $1.4 million.

4 Comments:

Blogger Colinito said...

Rob is great. I've always liked how the team takes the bulk of the hit right away on most of their contracts. It's kind of like using a debit card instead of a credit card-- you're not spending what you don't have, so we're always in great shape year after year. The players like it too.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Jeff in Omaha said...

They may have more money than others under the salary cap. Good for Zygi's bottom line.

What that translates into is having another year of a sucky team.

Maybe they will come out and win. But, I just don't see it happening.
This team (the entire organization - not just players or coaches) has crushed my hope.

5:52 AM  
Blogger Jake said...

Even though it would be nice to see them spending money to get better since we have so many areas of weakness, there really was no free agent that I would have wanted them to over spend on this off season. Yes, our WR core is currently middle of the pack Big 10 level, but unfortunately for us, there were no real quality upgrades out there that would have been worth the major dollars.

Here's to hoping for a BIG splash in the draft and then complimenting it by signing a decent June 1st cut.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Colinito said...

Right on Jake, I agree exactly. And, I mean, we threw a bunch of money at Kevin Curtis anyway, who was arguably the best free agent WR out there, so it's not like we're not trying.

I'd also note, talking about good management practices, that we're now getting into the habit of rewarding our core players with handsome extensions. (e.g. Hendu and KW)

5:21 PM  

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