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Spielman is really passing me off. What was the point of cutting AD if you are not going to use the. Money?

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Here's what I am thinking...
Maybe they think that they have their LT in Boone ???
Thus adding OG in FA and draft is much easier and cost effective. $7 mil for a LT in Boone is a pretty good price considering. Maybe they liked Sirles last year enough to think that he could be the RT ???
Now just adding interior guys is all that is needed if they think that they have OT backups in Rashod Hill and Clemmings in emergency. Maybe even try bringing a healthy Jake Long back??
Interior they have Berger, Easton, and Beavers who they drafted last year. Hopefully they go get Zeitler !!!

I have seen drafts with us getting a great couple of interior OL with our first picks
OG Dan Feeney Indiana
OG/C Ethan Pocic LSU

Regardless they probably are not going to break the bank for average players across the OL.
Zeitler is worth the $$$ not much else is worth a ton of cash though.
I wanted Wagner also, but that's a lot of $ for a RT.


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Spielman is really passing me off. What was the point of cutting AD if you are not going to use the. Money?


Technically, the free agent signing period hasn't even started yet. I'm no Spielman fan but shouldn't the guy get at least a few hours of actual free agency in which to act before everybody rips him for being inactive?


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I agree. It doesnt technically start for another 40 minutes. What worries me is that we have no LT, RG or RT and many are already gone. The deal Kalil just got is atrocious on Carolina's part. 5 year 55 mill with 25 guaranteed. Glad we didnt get into a bidding war with them. I saw a tweet last night saying dont be surprised if you saw us sign an Okung/Reiff combo after 4pm.

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Lets put it this way, it's not like Spielman is sitting home eating a bag of popcorn. He's negotiating with guys out there and they are looking at OL. Cleveland just landed Zeitler but also made him the highest paid guard in football with their ridiculous cap money. Poor guy is gonna watch his career rot in that place.

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And there goes Warford to New Orleans

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The guard market has dwindled significantly. It's TJ Lang and a crew of backups.

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What's sad is that Matt Kalil is only making $1 million less per year than Andrew Whitworth. The Panthers were disgustingly desperate. Glad we didnt make that move

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I have a few minutes so I just wanted to post this here:


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Ian Rapoport reports that the Vikings have entered the mix for free agent WR Alshon Jeffery, who is also in talks with the Colts, Bears and Eagles.


http://nfltraderumors.co/alshon-jeffery ... ng-eagles/

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I have a few minutes so I just wanted to post this here:


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Ian Rapoport reports that the Vikings have entered the mix for free agent WR Alshon Jeffery, who is also in talks with the Colts, Bears and Eagles.


http://nfltraderumors.co/alshon-jeffery ... ng-eagles/


Just saw this too. I don't get it. Give Treadwell a chance for gods sake. If we spend a ton of money on Jeffery and sign nothing for OL, I will officially have zero faith in Zimmer and Spielman.

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Post Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)
No Alshon:

Brad Biggs is reporting the Eagles will sign Alshon Jeffery

http://nfltraderumors.co/eagles-sign-wr-alshon-jeffery/

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No Alshon:

Brad Biggs is reporting the Eagles will sign Alshon Jeffery

http://nfltraderumors.co/eagles-sign-wr-alshon-jeffery/


Thank god

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Joekel to Seattle. We're officially the only team with a horrid line to not make a move

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Heyyyyy we got Riley Reiff!!! Spielman just woke up from a long nap

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That is a sound signing. South Dakota connection, solid player. (not great / not terrible, should provide steady presence.) Now for a LT...

I'm glad we didn't overpay for Kalil, that would have been awful.

Wonder if interior will be Boone-Berger/Easton-Berger/Sirles ?

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Post Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)
This thread seems more active so I'll re-post this here..

Lions fan here. Congrats on signing Reiff, I know you guys were really in need of a tackle.

Reiff is about as average as a tackle can possibly be. He can play either LT or RT, being perfectly average at both. He will have a few games that are slightly above average, and a few that are below average that might have some of you pulling your hair out. Where Reiff really struggles is with speed rushers. He isn't especially good in the run game.

Congrats again, and hopefully you guys didn't pay too much


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Free agent RB Eddie Lacy to visit Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings have their eyes on the running back market.

Former Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy will visit the Vikings within the next several days, according to his agency.


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Megatron wrote:
This thread seems more active so I'll re-post this here..

Lions fan here. Congrats on signing Reiff, I know you guys were really in need of a tackle.

Reiff is about as average as a tackle can possibly be. He can play either LT or RT, being perfectly average at both. He will have a few games that are slightly above average, and a few that are below average that might have some of you pulling your hair out. Where Reiff really struggles is with speed rushers. He isn't especially good in the run game.

Congrats again, and hopefully you guys didn't pay too much



Thanks. Your perspective is appreciated.

I had a feeling Reiff was the tackle the Vikes would target. They've seen enough of him over the years to have a clear idea of his game and as an average tackle, he's an upgrade for them!


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Riley Reiff isnt too bad of a signing, hopefully he has the ability to improve. I dont know Ricks plans, but he lied. The OL is no priority at all. One year closer to Rick being out of the Vikings organization, and 1 more wasted year (at least thats what Im afraid of).

Has Boone ever played tackle for any time at all? Siriles? We are going to see a ton of that utterly worthless tackle, Clemens.

Is the Oline zone blocking this year?

Hopefully Rick has some good RB plans that DONT include AD, McKinnon, or Asista.

I will literally cry is the draft is as bad as last year, with no first rounder.

At least Rick got us a good QB. Not great, but good, with an arm that will still hold the safeties back a little. I expect Diggs and Theilen to have another big year.


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I cant believe im saying this, but the ex Packer Lacy wouldnt be too bad of a guy to have to go along with our draft pick. Hes a decent pound the ball and make defenses pay. Too bad he played for the frigging Packers. Hes better then Asista and MCkinnon combined.


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Post Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)
Russell Okung, OT, Los Angles Chargers

Josina Anderson of ESPN is reporting the Los Angles Chargers are signing OT Russell Okung to 4 year, $53 million deal.

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I know we are not linked to him in any way, shape, or form, but I would love to see Minnesota trade for Mychal Kendricks.

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Pretty disappointing day so far. Still a lot of work needed to be done on the OL. Whitworth would have been the perfect addition at that price.

As for the AD discussion, it says something when all of the reports out there are saying there's currently no market for him. All of those teams him and his dad have been openly flirting with? They're all saying, "no, thank you" right now. Jamaal Charles coming off multiple surgeries is reportedly getting more interest. AD is likely in for a rude awakening in the next few days. His dad says he hasn't felt appreciated by the Vikings but I doubt many teams are going to be lining up to pay an aging RB, who can't play on third down.


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We better be using all that cap space for a couple good players. I would rather have Charles over Lacy, but at this point I'll take what I can get. It seems like we just don't want to spend big money, but unfortunately that's how works for anybody in the NFL not named the Patriots.


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We better be using all that cap space for a couple good players. I would rather have Charles over Lacy, but at this point I'll take what I can get. It seems like we just don't want to spend big money, but unfortunately that's how works for anybody in the NFL not named the Patriots.

Like I said, what is the point of not paying AD if we are not going to do anything. I get that $18 million is way too much, but what have we done with the extra money?

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kyvikingsfan wrote:
We better be using all that cap space for a couple good players. I would rather have Charles over Lacy, but at this point I'll take what I can get. It seems like we just don't want to spend big money, but unfortunately that's how works for anybody in the NFL not named the Patriots.

Like I said, what is the point of not paying AD if we are not going to do anything. I get that $18 million is way too much, but what have we done with the extra money?

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It's not like they haven't been trying. Alshon Jeffery turned down a Multi year deal from us just to take a 1 year, 14 mill with Philly. We don't know how much the Vikings offered anyone but money isn't the only deciding factor for every free agent. A lot goes into a FA wanting to be with a team. They may feel they don't fit with the Vikings current scheme. Others may feel like those teams are in better position to win a championship. Some may not like the weather up here. A lot of factors play into it, so I wouldn't be so quick to say that the Vikings aren't trying to spend big money to get someone good. Look how much money the Browns have. They have enough money to get several top tier players but I bet they wont join just because it's Cleveland. Same with the Vikings. They probably just don't want to play here, no matter how much we throw at them.


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Post Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)
What does everyone think about Lacy visiting the Vikings? Seems crazy to me, and Packer fans are gonna be all over it "Vikings always take Packers scraps" blah blah


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Gee Kalil gone, Locke gone...who we going to b itch about now?? :lol:


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Gee Kalil gone, Locke gone...who we going to b itch about now?? :lol:


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Gee Kalil gone, Locke gone...who we going to b itch about now?? :lol:


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