Vikings doing more subtracting than adding

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 16: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings fires up his teammates on the sidelines during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 16, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 29-29 after overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have so far been doing more subtracting than adding. Their first official move of the new league year was to shed yet more salary, with the termination of right guard Josh Kline’s contract. Kline joined fellow starters defensive tackle Linval Joseph, cornerback Trae Waynes and wide receiver Stefon Diggs on their way to other teams. The Vikings made their biggest move this week by extending the contract of quarterback Kirk Cousins and agreeing to trade Diggs to Buffalo. Their most notable pickup on the market was former Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce to replace Joseph.