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Vikings 2024 Free Agency Tracker

Follow updates to transactions made by the Vikings

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EAGAN, Minn. — The start of the NFL's 2024 league year commences on March 13.

This Vikings 2024 Free Agency Tracker page will serve as a one-stop shop for official transactions made by the team. It will include updates and analysis for each move.

We also will update the tracker with players who are returning to Minnesota through re-signings, extensions and the signing of exclusive rights deals.



RB Aaron Jones

What it means: The Vikings picked up a veteran who is no stranger to NFC North skirmishes. Jones provided a balanced threat for the Packers and closed the 2023 season strong with five consecutive 100-yard games. He has averaged 5.0 yards per carry during his career and has eclipsed 1,400 scrimmage yards in three separate seasons. Jones rushed for more than 100 yards in four games against the Vikings.

Update: Jones signed his contract March 14.

Photos: RB Aaron Jones


WR/PR Brandon Powell

What it means: The Vikings have a deal in place to bring back their primary punt returner from 2023 before he hit free agency. In addition to returning 37 punts for 289 yards last season, Powell added career highs of 29 receptions and 324 yards. Powell caught his third career touchdown pass last season as well, lifting the Vikings over the Falcons.

Update: Powell signed his contract March 15.


DL Jonathan Bullard

What it means: The strong and savvy vet is coming off his best NFL season in which he started 14 of 17 games played and recorded career highs of 44 tackles and two sacks. His experience should help a defensive unit that is adding multiple players.

Update: Bullard signed his contract March 18.


OLB Jonathan Greenard

What it means: After four seasons in Houston, including his 2023 campaign that featured career bests of 12.5 sacks, 15 tackles for loss and 22 quarterback hits, the 26-year-old is likely to have plenty of opportunities to create havoc in Brian Flores' defense.

Update: Greenard signed his contract March 14.


OLB Andrew Van Ginkel

What it means: Brian Flores is reconnecting with the player the Dolphins drafted with their third pick of 2019 when Flores was in his first season as Miami's head coach. Van Ginkel has recorded 17 career sacks, including a career-high six last season.

Update: Van Ginkel signed his contract March 14.


LB Blake Cashman

What it means: The former state champion at Eden Prairie and Golden Gopher is returning to his home state after three seasons with the Jets and two with the Texans. Cashman recorded 106 tackles, nine tackles for loss, five quarterback hits and five passes defensed, along with his first NFL interception, in 2023, DeMeco Ryans' first season as head coach.

Update: Cashman signed his contract March 14.


QB Sam Darnold

What it means: The No. 3 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft will have a fresh start after backing up Brock Purdy in 2023. Darnold will reconnect with new Vikings quarterbacks coach Josh McCown, his Jets teammate in 2018.

Update: Darnold signed his contract March 14.

Photos: QB Sam Darnold

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DL Jerry Tillery

What it means: The 28th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft (by the Chargers) is joining the interior of Minnesota's defensive line after playing in 25 games for the Raiders, who claimed him in 2022.

Update: Tillery signed his contract March 15.


WR Trent Sherfield Sr.

What it means: The Vikings are adding a receiver with 78 career catches, 930 yards and five career scores, as well as ample special teams experience.

Update: Sherfield signed his contract March 18.


C/G Dan Feeney

What it means: The Vikings are adding an experienced and versatile interior offensive lineman who has logged 112 games and started 65 since his selection in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Update: Feeney signed his contract March 19.


CB Shaq Griffin

What it means: Griffin brings 89 career regular-season games of experience (79 starts) to a Vikings cornerbacks room that is limited on NFL experience.

Update: Griffin signed his contract March 20.


LB Kamu Grugier-Hill

What it means: The Vikings are adding experience on defense and special teams. Grugier-Hill has played in 115 NFL games (including 42 starts), including 15 (one start) for the Dolphins in 2020 when Vikings Defensive Coordinator Brian Flores was Miami's head coach. Grugier-Hill played 403 defensive snaps and 297 more on special teams for the Panthers in 2023.



K John Parker Romo

What it means: The Vikings have added a kicker who made 17 of 19 field goals for the San Antonio Brahmas in the XFL's 2023 season. Romo spent part of the 2023 NFL preseason with Detroit and was on Chicago's practice squad for a bit last fall.


DL Jonah Williams

What it means: Williams joins the Vikings after starting 22 of 41 games played with the Rams since 2021, including 16 of 17 last season.


DL Jihad Ward

What it means: Ward adds size (6-foot-5 and 285 pounds) to the defensive line, along with experience (102 regular-season games). Over the past two seasons with the Giants, he made 20 starts and recorded 8.0 sacks.


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What it means: Jackson contributed on special teams and as a reserve in a defense that uses multiple packages of extra defensive backs. He stepped in for Josh Metellus in Week 2 at Philadelphia for a bit and nabbed Minnesota's first interception of 2023.


TE Nick Muse

What it means: Muse, a seventh-round pick in 2022, made a big leap from his rookie season to his second NFL training camp and preseason. He made the 53-man roster out of camp, but Minnesota stayed healthy at tight end for the early part of 2023. Muse and others at the position could get increased opportunities while T.J. Hockenson is on the mend from knee surgery.


TE Johnny Mundt

What it means: Mundt has great familiarity with Minnesota's offense, having overlapped with Vikings Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Offensive Coordinator Wes Phillips together with the Los Angeles Rams. He's helped teammates learn the system and offers good versatility for the position group and has caught 36 passes on 44 targets for 312 yards and two touchdowns in the past two seasons.

Update: Mundt signed his new contract on March 11.


T David Quessenberry

What it means: Quessenberry joined Minnesota just before the 2023 season and was pressed into action by Week 2 when he filled in at left tackle. The veteran made one start at left tackle (at Atlanta in Week 9) and opened three games at right tackle (at Cincinnati, against Detroit, at Detroit) last season.


G Blake Brandel

What it means: Brandel, a sixth-round pick in 2020, has added versatility and depth to the offensive line, making three starts at left tackle in 2022 and two at right guard in 2023. Depending on what happens with Minnesota's interior, he could challenge for a bigger role in 2024.


This will be updated.

UFAs (Unrestricted Free Agents)

The following players became unrestricted free agents when the new league year began at 3 p.m. (CT) March 13 and have not been announced as signing with another team:


G Dalton Risner

G Chris Reed


DL James Lynch

DL Sheldon Day

LB Anthony Barr

LB Nick Vigil

Note: Because the Vikings did not offer restricted free agent tenders to RB Cam Akers or DL Khyiris Tonga by the 3 p.m. (CT) March 13 deadline, so both became unrestricted free agents.

ERFAs (Exclusive Rights Free Agents)

The following player is an exclusive rights free agent:

DL T.J. Smith


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QB Kirk Cousins (Falcons)

What it means: After six seasons in Minnesota that followed Cousins' first time as a free agent, he's relocating to Atlanta through a multiyear contract.

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OLB Danielle Hunter (Texans)

What it means: A player Minnesota landed in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft is heading home to the Houston area after recording 87.5 sacks and four trips to the Pro Bowl.


LB Jordan Hicks (Browns)

What it means: Hicks joined Minnesota as a free agent in 2022 and started all 30 games he played. He overcame compartment syndrome, which developed after the Vikings game against the Saints, and returned for Minnesota's final three games.


T Hakeem Adeniji (Browns)

What it means: Adeniji joined the Vikings during the 2023 season, adding depth. He played in four games for Minnesota, totaling 17 special teams snaps.


OLB Marcus Davenport (Lions)

What it means: Davenport was projected to start opposite Danielle Hunter after joining Minnesota as a free agent in 2023, but that prospect faded. Davenport appeared in just four games (118 snaps) before landing on Injured Reserve.


OLB D.J. Wonnum (Panthers)

What it means: Wonnum is heading closer to the Georgia native's home and where he played college football (South Carolina) and will play home games in the same venue where he scooped and scored a fumble forced by Harrison Smith in Week 4 of 2023. With the departure of Hunter (16.5 sacks) and Wonnum (8.0), the top returning Vikings in terms of sacks in 2023 are Smith and Harrison Phillips (3.0 each).


DL Khyiris Tonga (Cardinals)

What it means: After playing in 25 games in two seasons for Minnesota, Tonga is heading to Arizona where the Cardinals have added multiple free agents to their defensive front.


OL Austin Schlottmann (Giants)

What it means: Following two seasons as a reserve on the interior of Minnesota's offensive line, Schlottmann has headed to New York. He appeared in 25 games and made seven starts for the Vikings.


LB Troy Dye (Chargers)

What it means: After logging 1,094 snaps as a key contributor on special teams and 408 on defense in four seasons, the Southern California native is heading home.


WR K.J. Osborn (Patriots)

What it means:Osborn is departing after totaling 158 receptions for 1,845 yards and 15 scores since 2021 for the Vikings. The 2020 fifth-round pick delivered multiple clutch moments, including game-winners at Carolina in 2021 and against Detroit in 2022.


T Olisaemeka Udoh (Saints)

What it means: Udoh's fifth Vikings season ended in Week 2 of 2023 because of an injury at Philadelphia. He's appeared in 43 regular-season games with 18 starts, logging experience at tackle and guard.


QB Joshua Dobbs (49ers)

What it means: The Vikings tenure for the "Passtronaut" was short but memorable. He's now heading to the Bay Area a week after Minnesota signed former 49ers backup Sam Darnold.

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K Greg Joseph (Packers)

What it means: After three seasons and 361 points with the Vikings, Joseph has joined Minnesota's Border Battle rival.



RB Alexander Mattison

What it means: Mattison is moving on from the Vikings, who drafted him in 2019. After one season with Mattison as the starter, Minnesota will turn elsewhere. The Vikings have Ty Chandler, Kene Nwangwu, Myles Gaskin and DeWayne McBride under contract in 2024.


DL Dean Lowry

What it means: Lowry had signed a two-year deal during the 2023 offseason after spending his first seven seasons with Green Bay. He made four starts and appeared in nine games for the Vikings on the defensive line before landing on Injured Reserve in November. The March 12 release made him eligible to sign with another team before the start of free agency.  



LB William Kwenkeu

What it means: Kwenkeu, who was born in Cameroon, signed with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in 2022 and was elevated from the practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster at the end of that year. He was placed on Injured Reserve last August and missed all of 2023.