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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The second week of free agency has been an active one for the Minnesota Vikings and theysigned a wide receiver on Friday evening.
Minnesota reportedly re-signed Devin Aromashodu to a one-year deal Friday. Aromashodu, 27, had 26 catches for 468 yards and a touchdown last season for Minnesota and came on at the end of the season after injuries hit the team's depth. Aromashodu, signed last offseason from the Chicago Bears, had 17 catches in the final five weeks of the season.
He entered unrestricted free agency last week and the Vikings stayed away from some of the high-profile receivers last week as several players were signed to rich, multi-year deals.
Aromashodu will have the chance to come in as Minnesota's No. 3 or No. 4 receiver next season, already familiar with the team's offense. Percy Harvin had his best season as a pro last year, and Michael Jenkins will be back following knee surgery during last season.
Emmanuel Arceneaux, Stephen Burton, Kerry Taylor and Kris Adams are also on the roster. Minnesota also could look to shore up the position in next month's draft.
Aromashodu is the type of deep threat the Vikings need to stretch the field and take pressure off of Harvin, and tight ends Kyle Rudolph and John Carlson. The six-year pro averaged 18.0 yards per catch last season.
Earlier Friday, Minnesota also re-signed linebacker Erin Henderson to a reported one-year, 2 million contract. After a slow opening week to free agency when the Vikings only signed Carlson and retained defensive tackle Letroy Guion, this week has seen the team sign a pair of running backs (Lex Hilliard and Jerome Felton) and an offensive tackle (Geoff Schwartz).
Minnesota has re-signed four of its own players, bringing back Aromashodu, Henderson, Guion and defensive tackle Fred Evans.
Former Baltimore Ravens cornerback Chris Carr was reportedly in for a visit late this week, but left Friday without a deal.
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According to the Star-Tribune, the Minnesota Vikings have re-signed both linebacker Erin Henderson and wide receiver Devin Aromashodu.
Both Henderson and Aromashodu signed one-year deals that will pay them around $2 million each.
Henderson recorded 70 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in 2011. Aromshodu caught 26 passes for 468 yards and one touchdown.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. After testing an unexpectedly soft market in free agency, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson agreed to return to the team on a one-year deal Friday.
Henderson's agent, Brian Mackler, confirmed the signing Friday afternoon, and multiple reports say Henderson signed a one-year, 2 million contract. Henderson, 25, developed into a starter for Minnesota...
For many years, Vikings fans knew of only one Henderson— E.J. Henderson. This all changed in 2008 when Erin, the brother of aforementioned E.J., declared for the draft.
I, like many, was praying Minnesota would take him. I mean, it’s not too often two brothers get to play on the same team together, let alone right next to each other.
However, as it turned out, Erin would not...
Despite not having the smoothest of negotiations, Erin Henderson is returning to the Minnesota Vikings.
The 25-year-old linebacker agreed to terms on a one-year deal to stay with the team that signed him as a rookie free agent in 2008, his sports agency tweeted on Friday.
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“I was pleased,” Kluwe said when asked about Goodell’s actions per ESPN1500. “My position has always...
Numerous NFL clubs have been extremely active during this 2012 NFL Free Agency frenzy.
Other cap-strapped quality and upper-echelon teams have inevitably been virtually silent. However, the Minnesota Vikings, like a handful of other teams in transition with plenty of cap room, haven’t made many moves.
As GridironGrit.com Co-Founder and Senior Writer Tanner Thoms has reported...
The Vikings continued a busy second week of free agency by signing WR Devin Aromashodu Friday. He is the fourth in-house free agent the Vikings have re-signed.