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Free-agent exam: Vikings vs. the tackles

Jared Gaither

The free-agent market for experienced yet young offensive tackles is pretty thin. A couple have massive starting experience but are on the tail end of their careers while only a couple fit the bill of quality starter with only a handful of years of experience. We examine the top options for the Vikings and list the other possibilities.

PURPLE REVIEW The Vikings made the decision to release Bryant McKinnie two days into training camp last year after he showed up overweight and seemingly uninspired. While it was a move that benefitted them in their effort to get below the salary cap, head coach Leslie Frazier insisted it wasn't a power play or a move made to set an example. The merits and wisdom of McKinnie's release can be...

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