Guard Dalton Risner’s seek for a brand new crew has lastly come to an finish as he has agreed to a one-year cope with the Vikings. The contract is price as much as $4 million. Risner, a second-round decide by the Broncos in 2019, has spent the previous 4 seasons in Denver. Throughout his time with the AFC West membership, Risner began all 62 video games he performed. Nonetheless, regardless of his expertise and success on the sector, he was unable to safe a cope with any crew this offseason.
One issue that doubtless performed a job in Risner’s determination to hitch the Vikings is the connection he has with their offensive line coach, Chris Kuper. Kuper coached Risner in Denver for 3 seasons, and their familiarity with one another ought to make for a easy transition as Risner settles in along with his new crew.
The Vikings have been going through some challenges on their offensive line not too long ago. Final week, they needed to play with out left deal with Christian Darrisaw and middle Garrett Bradbury. As well as, Darrisaw’s substitute, Oli Udoh, suffered a season-ending quad harm. The absence of guard Chris Reed has additionally been felt. With all these setbacks, Risner’s arrival ought to present a much-needed increase to the Vikings’ offensive line, serving to to take care of stability and performance up entrance.