Employing a draft strategy that focuses on a "wait and see" approach isn't a very popular for the fans, but it's a direction that teams often go. For the Minnesota Vikings, they've had a very quiet free agency period, but have brought in a few guys who will likely end up being solid contributors in John Carlson and Zack Bowman. They've also made some key re-signings, like bringing back Erin Henderson.
That being said, the Vikings could have afforded to be a little bit more aggressive if they felt as though they needed to. Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network took a look at all of the cap room for each team in the NFL, and the Vikings definitely have some to spare:
Current contracts: 51
Previous year carryover: $1,912,200.00
Adjusted cap: $122,735,044.00
Team cap: $108,160,594.00
Cap room: $14,574,450.00
Team cash: $93,778,562.00
It's somewhat odd to see that Minnesota has 51 contracts - more than most teams with less room, but are among the highest in teams with free space. They're not paying many players big dollars, and really, there's $14 million sitting there, unused. Around five million of that will go signing the 2012 draft class, but what then? It's not to be critical of the Vikings, but they're certainly in good shape if there's some new deals they want to get done.
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