Guard Dalton Risner’s search for a new group has lastly come to an finish as he has agreed to a one particular-year deal with the Vikings. The contract is worth up to $four million. Risner, a second-round choose by the Broncos in 2019, has spent the previous 4 seasons in Denver. Throughout his time with the AFC West club, Risner began all 62 games he played. Even so, in spite of his knowledge and achievement on the field, he was unable to safe a deal with any group this offseason.
One particular element that most likely played a function in Risner’s selection to join 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 every single other really should make for a smooth transition as Risner settles in with his new group.
The Vikings have been facing some challenges on their offensive line not too long ago. Final week, they had to play with no left tackle Christian Darrisaw and center Garrett Bradbury. In addition, Darrisaw’s replacement, Oli Udoh, suffered a season-ending quad injury. The absence of guard Chris Reed has also been felt. With all these setbacks, Risner’s arrival really should present a a great deal-necessary enhance to the Vikings’ offensive line, assisting to preserve stability and functionality up front.