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Five days into free agency, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson didnt envision his chance to secure his first big contract going quite this way.Henderson, 25, is an unrestricted free agent after a 2011 season in which he became a starter for the first time and finished with 91 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Unable to come to an agreement with Minnesota before free agency began on Tuesday, Henderson became one of the top outside linebackers available. He said during the season he was interested in re-signing with the Vikings, the team that gave him his first break as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2008. The day before free agency started, Henderson again showed his desire to come back to Minnesota, tweeting, "Lets write a letter. Ill start it.Dear Vikings,"But without a deal in place on Friday, Henderson began displaying frustration with the process."I wish i cld speak freely on twitter...." Henderson wrote on his Twi...
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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.
Minnesota decided to fill its depth with the same players thought to be leaving. Backup defensive tackles Letroy Guion and Fred Evans hit unrestricted free agency on Tuesday, but the Vikings have reportedly signed both of...
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...
((HT: KSTP-TV))The phrase that pays seems to be "electronic pull tabs..."The funding source tied to the whole idea of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium on the current Metrodome grounds...The legislation being discussed doesn't seem to thrill Minnesota state legislators to the point of passing any kind of a bill. The state has done all of their mandatory business, so there...
Free agent cornerback Cedric Griffin has agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins.
Griffin was expected to sign his contract Friday.
Griffin was cut last week by Minnesota, where he played for six years. He came back after tearing the ACL in both knees in 2010 to play in all 16 games last year, but he wasn't able to regain his previous form, was benched late in the season...
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.
Griffin is big enough and versatile enough that the Redskins could play him at safety as well as corner.
This past season, Griffin recorded 67 tackles, 3 forced fumbles and 1 interception.
Free agent tight end Visanthe Shiancoe has spent the past five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Before then, he was with the New York Giants for the first four years of his NFL career.
Now according to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, Shiancoe might be interested in returning to the Giants now that he’s a free agent.
The 31 year-old Shiancoe has been a solid tight...
Chris Cook was acquitted of all charges stemming from a fight with his girlfriend last October, but he has work to do on and off the field. Vikings management appears ready to give him another chance, but the bigger hurdle may come in earning the trust of his teammates.
The Vikings’ two starting tight ends, John Carlson and Kyle Rudolph, both wanted to be basketball players growing up.