Josh Kline was released by the Tennesee Titans last week, but it looks like he already has some early interest for his next career move. According to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings do have interest in bringing him in for a visit with their needs on the offensive line this offseason.
"The Vikings could look to bring in Josh Kline for a visit this week; sources say they’re interested in the former Titans guard," Goessling said.
As of now, the Vikings have only a single guard under contract in Danny Isidora and do not have enough cap room to make significant moves, so it remains to be seen where they will find the money to do so, especially after inking linebacker Anthony Barr to a big contract at the start of free agency. Nick Easton was thought to be a potential option at guard, but he is joining the New Orleans Saints on a four-year deal worth $24 million, a number that the Vikings may have not been comfortable with, but shows where the market is at with starting-caliber linemen.
Kline reportedly turned down a pay cut to remain with the Titans prior to his release from the team. He had signed a four-year deal worth $26.5 million in March of last year, so the decision to move on was a bit surprising. The release of Kline cleared up $3.25 million in cap space for the Titans. He had been set to receive a $2.75 million guarantee on March 17th. That will not happen now with today's release. Kline does get $2 million of his scheduled $5.75 million base salary for 2019.