By Adam Roberts – 3/11/2021
In order for many NFL teams to make eliminate their cap deficits this offseason, tough decisions will have to be made, as I mentioned earlier this week. One of those tough decisions was made by the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, releasing a veteran of the team’s offensive line that has started 62 games in four seasons.
Riley Reiff was cut by the team yesterday, after it had previously been hoped that he could be extended to lower his expected nearly 14 million dollar cap hit. Both tackles Cam Robinson and Taylor Moton were each given the franchise tag this week.
Who will fill the left spot is uncertain. It’s believed by many that Boise State draft pick Ezra Cleveland could move to the spot, after starting nine games at right guard for the Vikings last year. Brian O’Neill could also be moved from right to left tackle; he is also due to start extension talks later this year.
Minnesota finished 18th in pass block win rate last season.