With the eyes of the Nationwide Football League focused on the Scouting Incorporate in Indianapolis this 7 days, there are rumors traveling rapidly and furious. A single, from Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sporting activities, is heading to be of distinct desire to lovers of the Minnesota Vikings.
(A transient apart on other players accessible in advance of the league yr. League resources said the Vikings are searching corner Trae Waynes, the Bears are searching running back Jordan Howard, the Chiefs are talking trade on Justin Houston and the Eagles are open up to moving Nelson Agholor).
In line with some of the speculation that we have been hearing around the course of the earlier few weeks, it seems that the Vikings. . .at minimum in accordance to LaCanfora. . .are looking to probably trade cornerback Trae Waynes before the new league yr starts on 13 March.
The Vikings have some really considerable depth at the cornerback spot, and with the rate tag for Xavier Rhodes probable staying some thing that would hold probable trade partners absent, it seems that Waynes could finish up staying the odd male out.
The 11th general select in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Michigan State, Waynes is now entering the fifth-yr solution season of his rookie deal. That offer is established to shell out him just a shade around $9 million, and will become thoroughly assured if he’s on the roster on the initial working day of the league yr.
With the Vikings looking for approaches to develop cap house for them selves, moving $9 million off the cap for a draft alternative (or even a less expensive participant) would seem to be a decent thought. Of course, as we noticed this earlier season with the continuous brushes with loss of life that Rhodes was obtaining, you can hardly ever have far too significantly depth at cornerback, but it seems that the Vikings would be cozy with Mike Hughes, Mackensie Alexander, and Holton Hill as the relaxation of their cornerback depth chart.
We’ve obtained about two weeks before the new league yr starts, people. . .and, as a final result, I’m guaranteed we’re heading to continue hearing a lot more things like this.