That was an offer that came last year before they signed Nelson and /or Cobb to their contract.
Now the only way Thiompson signs him is if he can get him cheap.
I think the Vikings will sign him for 6 to 8 million a year.
Their number shows us at $104M after deducting the rollover credit. Giving us $19M in cap space. I saw the recent contracts of Henderson, Felton and Sanford on their list. I think all they are missing is Simpson and Berger. I thought I read where Simpson was given another contract similar to last year (~2M) and Berger is just under $1M. That should put them around $16M in cap space? If the Vikings keep all their draft picks and sign the two first rounders and 3-4 others, that would require another $6.5M or so going by expected contracts. That leaves them right around the $10M mark.
On another note, anybody know the real deal with this cap carryover thing? I'm guessing we might have a bit of room leftover from last year to add to this year's budget...?
Hopefully Jennings asking price has come down, which I am guessing it has otherwise he never would have made a visit. If the Vikings can get him for around 7-8 mil a year, it would be a great signing.
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Maybe? 3 years for 24 mill, with 12 up front and annual salaries of like 2, 5, 5? That would give us a cap hit of 6 this year and 9 the other 2 years. And hopefully we can do some restucturing with Allen and Williams before then to ease their weight against the cap going forward.
Just checked Jennings twitter account and he said that he would talk to everyone later that he had to get going, I am assuming it was for the Vikings visit, and that was just 2 hours ago. I am assuming that he is still visiting at this time.
If nobody here follows him on twitter, Jennings is probably one of the most humble and down to earth NFL players out there. He is constantly on twitter talking with his followers, does a morning roll call, and always inspires people. Hard to not have respect for the man even though he played for the rivals all those years. If the price is right, he would be a great addition to this team in so many ways.
If we could get Jennings for 8mil, I would say that we did pretty well, considering Harvin would have been around 11. That means we basically traded Harvin for the equivalent of a 1st, 7th, 3rd next year, Jennings (no chance would he be coming here if we signed Harvin) and a bunch of extra cap room. If we don't get Jennings I will be a sad panda.