Vikings Urged to Add Former 1st-Round Pick, $31 Million Cornerback

The Minnesota Vikings have concerns in the secondary before the 2023 regular season starts.

Minnesota's defense has a new system and new players in the defensive backfield after the departures of Peterson.

Dantzler Sr. Possible replacements for the upcoming game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Byron Murphy Jr., a free agent signing.

The cornerback room has uncertainties with Andrew Booth Jr. and rookie Mekhi Blackmon. 

Both players have little NFL experience. JoeJuan Williams, a free agent, is currently on the practice squad.

Alex Ballentine of Bleacher Report suggests that Minnesota should use their remaining salary cap space to sign veteran CB Bradley Roby, which would improve the team's depth and experience.

The Broncos drafted Roby from Ohio State as the 31st overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. 

He played in almost all regular season games for five seasons in Denver before signing a big contract with the Houston Texans in 2019.

Texans paid $31.5 million for Roby in March 2020. Houston traded CB to Saints for draft picks. Roby was released by New Orleans.

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