The Minnesota Vikings have reinforced their offensive line by re-signing guard Dalton Risner. This move, reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, comes after a two-month negotiation period. Risner has inked a one-year deal with the team.

The delay in re-signing Risner sparked speculation, with many believing that the sticking point was his demand for “starter level money,” which was around $9 million per season.

Minnesota Vikings Extend Dalton Risner's Contract

Risner is now set to compete with Blake Brandel for the starting left guard position. While Risner has some limitations in the running game—struggling to reach the second level and take on linebackers effectively—he is a strong pass blocker. This skill will be crucial as he protects rookie quarterback J.J. McCarthy.