Free agents can now sign without impacting compensatory draft picks
The Minnesota Vikings left the NFL Draft with six draft picks and 15 undrafted free agents this past weekend. While the Vikings filled some of their needs, they may look toward free agency to continue building their roster.
NFL teams can sign free agents without affecting potential compensatory selections in 2024 starting on Monday after 4 pm. This entices NFL teams, including the Vikings, to fill the remaining needs on their team without hurting their chances of getting compensatory picks next offseason.
The Vikings may take their time due to their current cap situation. They currently have just over $1 in cap space and still need to sign their rookie class to contracts, which is projected to be a little under $7 million in cap space.
To create more cap space and fill the remaining needs, the Vikings will need to get creative. But when they do, they can sign players without the risk of losing their compensatory picks.
According to Over The Cap, the Vikings aren’t in line to receive any compensatory draft picks in 2024.