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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 them in the following days. The Web site profootballtalk.com reported late Friday night that Minnesota had agreed to terms to bring Evans back to the team he has been with since 2007.
Guion was re-signed to a three-year deal, worth a reported 9 million on Tuesday shortly after free agency opened. Evans, 28, appeared in 16 games last season and finished with 35 tackles, five tackles for loss and 11 quarterback hurries.
Kevin Williams and Remi Ayodele are the starters and Christian Ballard enters his second year as a backup at defensive tackle.
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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...
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.
"We respect the legal process and the decision regarding Chris Cook," the team said in a release. "We have also thoroughly considered Chris...
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...
Minnesota Vikings DB Chris Cook was found not guilty of assault based on an October incident with his girlfriend at the time.After the verdict was given, he apologized to his family and the family of his former girlfriend. He testified that he hit Chantel Baker in self-defense, and Baker also told the court she lied to police because she wanted Cook to go to jail when she was upset...
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...
In the midst of all the free agent hoopla, the Vikings have had their focus drawn away towards the legal proceedings involving cornerback Chris Cook, who was accused of choking and physically assaulting his girlfriend.
They’ll likely breathe a sign of relief today, as the jury in Cook’s trial has rendered a not-guilty verdict on all counts, allowing Cook to move on with his...
The Vikings’ two starting tight ends, John Carlson and Kyle Rudolph, both wanted to be basketball players growing up.
Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was found not guilty on all counts, two of them felonies, stemming from an October fight with his girlfriend.
Vikings cornerback Chris Cook reacted to a not guilty verdict and focused on the future.
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.