The Vikings have two defensive linemen in their 30s scheduled to weigh heavily on the 2013 salary…
Cap considerations: Vikings' space eaters
The Vikings' youth movement of 2012 has put them in good shape for the future. With a 10-6 record in 2012, the roster talent provided a winning record sooner than many expected. But after spending heavily on Brett Favre in 2009 and 2010 with an already-aging roster, the Vikings were able to rebuild their salary-cap position, too, over the last year. They are now in the best spending position in the NFC North Division with $16.1 million in cap space for 2013 after carrying over $8 million from the 2012 salary cap, according to ESPN. Overall, the Vikings were tied for 12th in the league for salary cap space and were 11th in the amount of money they elected to carry over from last year. Chicago is second in the division, with $13.3 million in cap space, followed by Green Bay with $7.1 million and then Detroit, which is $1.1 million over the projected cap (approximately $121 million). How the Vikings proceed will be the telling tale. Their moves in the next three months will be a...
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