Apr 1, 2013

Marvin Mitchell Resigned, Leaving Less than $5 Million for Salary Cap Space

Last week Marvin Mitchell was re-signed to the Vikings, with a contract that has maximum value of $765,000.

According to 1500 ESPN, Mitchell received a $25,000 signing bonus and $25,000 roster bonus as part of the deal, which includes a base salary of $715,000.

Now the Vikings have just under $5 Million left in their 2013 salary cap space. That leaves little money for many spots that haven't been really addressed yet.

For example, defensive tackle. Currently, we have Kevin Williams playing defensive tackle, but it wouldn't surprise me if the Vikings are looking to replace him.

Since free agency is out of the question, we look to the draft to fill this spot.

"If any of the top three -- (Florida's) Sharrif Floyd, (Utah's) Star Lotulelei or (Missouri's) Sheldon Richardson -- was there, I'd jump all over them," Mayock said at the NFL scouting combine in February. "I think they'll be gone by the time Minnesota gets on the board at 23. That means (North Carolina's) Sylvester Williams, (Purdue's) Kawann Short and (Ohio State's) Johnathan Hankins are potential D-line tackles. All three of them are gifted and talented kids and would fit what Minnesota does."

For the most part, free agency is over for the Vikings. This leaves a lot to be done and covered in the 2013 draft.