New Dalvin Frontrunner, the Open Roster Spots, FA Kicker

Will Dalvin Cook Get on Track Against the Bears?

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Jan 9, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports.

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January 9, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. Mandatory credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports.

of Vikings territory purple rumor mill Each week is a two-day chronicle. All of the week’s rumors are collated in two places – the Saturday and Sunday articles – for review. Today is the 22nd July edition.

Purple Rumor Mill: New Dalvin Frontrunner, Open Roster Spot, FA Kicker

Remember – there are rumors Rumors, What you read in these pieces over the weekend is what the world is talking about Vikings, not necessarily those things that will come to fruition.

Here is the first batch of the week.

a rumor: Patriots Dalvin Cook is at the top of the rumor mill.

September 9, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) during a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory credit: Brace Hemelgarn-USA TODAY Sports.

The Dalvin Cook rumor has been circulating for over four months now. At first, when the Vikings re-signed Alexander Mattison in March, people assumed Cooks would be traded or released, and they weren’t wrong. The process lasted until 9 June and ended with Cook’s release.

Along the way, the Miami Dolphins were regular season frontrunners to end with Cook, but with this week, the odds have changed.

The New England Patriots are the hot favorite to sign the 28-year-old soon. Via DraftKings Sportsbook, draft network Jaime Eisner tweeted Live prospects for Cook’s next team this week:

  • Patriots +150
  • Dolphin +200
  • Jet +400
  • Broncos +1200
  • Cowboys +1500
  • bill +1500
  • Commander +1500
  • bear +1800
  • Giants +2000
  • attacker +2000
  • Major +3000
  • Eagles +3000
  • Browns +3500
  • Books +3500
  • Bengal +4000

And Vegas usually doesn’t go off kilter very often.

a rumor: The Vikings have 89 players, should be 91, and will sign two more soon.

24 December 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah looks on prior to the game against the New York Giants at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.

After releasing the aforementioned Cooks six weeks ago and waiving cornerback John Reed on Wednesday, Minnesota actually has two open roster spots.

no club Necessary to employ the 91 players on the active roster in training camp, but it usually does so in order to cast a wider net.

So, yes, you should expect one or two players to jump up the depth chart before long, whether it’s via free-agent signing or trade. Big-name free agents like Dalton Reisner (OG), Marcus Peters (CB), Yannick Ngakoué (OLB), and Deion Jones (ILB) are still available.

However, in these get-the-roster-to-90 situations (or 91, as the case may be), teams typically sign players most of the world has never heard of.

a rumor: The Vikings should take a look at free-agent kicker Michael Badgley.

Detroit Lions placekicker Michael Badgley (17) during minicamp at the Detroit Lions headquarters and training facility at Allen Park on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. © Junfu Han / USA TODAY Network.

The Detroit Lions parted ways with Badgley this week and he will remain on the free-agent wire until further notice.

viking age advance the theory suggesting that Minnesota should sign on its dotted line. TVA Adam Patrick wrote, “The Vikings must have felt that there were no good kicking options available early this offseason. But now Badgley is in, and Minnesota should strongly consider bringing him in to compete with Joseph to be the team’s starting kicker for next season.

The Vikings also signed rookie kicker Jack Podlesny.

“However, this is a decision that needs to be taken quickly. Patrick concluded that the Vikings might not want to wait and see if Joseph struggles this summer because there is a good chance that Badgley will already have a new team by the start of the regular season.

Of course, Badgley is an option for Minnesota’s 90-man roster, but that’s not usually the case with clubs. Three Kicker, even in training camp. His addition to the Vikings’ depth chart is a long-term sign.

dustin baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube channel, vikesnow, He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinney, which airs every Wednesday raun sah And Sal Masala, His Viking passion dates back to 1996. List of guilty pleasures: Peanut butter ice cream, ‘The Sopranos’ and The Doors (band).

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