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A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with free agent linebacker Kenny Onatolu.
The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. Financial terms of the deal were not available.
Onatolu spent the last three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, seeing action primarily as a special teams player. He's played in all 48 games with the Vikings but started only one. He has 44 career tackles.
The Panthers are in need of depth at linebacker after losing free agent Dan Connor to the Dallas Cowboys and not re-signing Jordan Senn.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was acquitted of all charges against him on Tuesday stemming from an October arrest after an alleged altercation with his girlfriend and was free to rejoin the team.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings appeared to have a need entering free agency on the interior of the defensive line with only three players returning.
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The world champion Giants lost two of their tight ends...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Recently released by the Minnesota Vikings, cornerback Cedric Griffin has found a new team, according to a report from ESPN.
ESPN's Josina Anderson tweeted Friday that Griffin's agent, Brian Overstreet, said his client is going to sign a one-year 2.5 million contract with the Washington Redskins. Griffin, cut by Minnesota on March 10, was an original...
The Wshington Redskins added another new face to their secondary on Friday, after signing former Vikings cornerback Cedric Griffin to a one-year, $2.5 million deal, per Josina Anderson of ESPN.
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This past season, Griffin recorded 67 tackles, 3 forced fumbles and 1 interception.
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After spending his first six seasons with the club, Shockey told the New York Daily News that he would be willing to let bygones by bygones and return to the Giants.
Shockey would accept the veteran-minimum salary of $925,000, a source told the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger. He had 37 receptions for 455 yards and...
The Tennessee Titans agreed to a three-year contract with veteran left guard Steve Hutchinson.
The deal is worth $16 million for Hutchinson, who was recently released by the Minnesota Vikings.
The 34-year-old Hutchinson has been selected to seven Pro Bowls and started every game in nine of his last 11 seasons.
However, his last two seasons have been cut short by a thumb injury and concussion.