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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by RFIP » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:02 pm

S197 wrote:Not bad, I thought they might go with a cheaper option like Keenum. He's an accurate passer (~60%) but needs to cut down on turnovers. Not starting caliber by any means but hopefully can fill in a few games in a pinch.

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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:58 pm

Bigwehrm wrote:Thats what most backup qb signings are! They are meh.
lol exactly. They are backups for a reason
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Looks like some competition in camp.

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halfgiz wrote:ProFootballTalk
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Vikings add punter Ryan Quigley wp.me/p14QSB-ahpo
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Looks like some competition in camp.
Thanks for adding this to the thread. I will update the OP with the signing.
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HardcoreVikesFan wrote: Thanks for adding this to the thread. I will update the OP with the signing.
Have either of the punters we have held for FGs before?

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:41 am

PurpleMustReign wrote: Have either of the punters we have held for FGs before?

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:23 am

Updated Cap Space as of 4/9/17: $16,932,520 best for 16th in the league.
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HardcoreVikesFan wrote:Updated Cap Space as of 4/9/17: $16,932,520 best for 16th in the league.
So how much does the draft account for?
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CbusVikesFan wrote: So how much does the draft account for?
I think like 5-7. This year since we may not have a 1st rounder, it might be even less for us.

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Post by CbusVikesFan » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:33 am

YikesVikes wrote: I think like 5-7. This year since we may not have a 1st rounder, it might be even less for us.
I was thinking around there.
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Post by Demi » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:25 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote: lol exactly. They are backups for a reason
Which is why you don't keep signing other proven scrub backups. Just like Hill, he isn't doing anything meaningful if Bradford goes down. Draft a guy, keep the young guy you have and work with him. Don't just sign other teams castoffs because they can be semi-competent if necessary. It's even more likely they'll pass on some guy in the draft now, because they signed Quarterback X in free agency and by golly he'll give us some solid snaps. :roll:

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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:54 pm

Demi wrote: Which is why you don't keep signing other proven scrub backups. Just like Hill, he isn't doing anything meaningful if Bradford goes down. Draft a guy, keep the young guy you have and work with him. Don't just sign other teams castoffs because they can be semi-competent if necessary. It's even more likely they'll pass on some guy in the draft now, because they signed Quarterback X in free agency and by golly he'll give us some solid snaps. :roll:
Look around the league. Most NFL backups are what?? Other teams castoffs, with some young guys mixed in. Derek Anderson, Blaine Gabbert, Drew Stanton, Matt Barkley, Matt Moore, Brian Hoyer, Chase Daniel, Josh McCown, Chad Henne, Matt Schaub, Luke McCown, Kellen Clemens, Colt McCoy, Matt Cassel, Brandon Weeden, Case Keenum, Dan Orlovsky, Ryan Mallett, Scott Tolzien....

Thats more than half the league and I could go on. I agree I wouldnt mind drafting a guy but every team out there puts a veteran castoff on their team. This isn't something new. It's not like the Vikings are doing something out of the ordinary. And by the looks of it lately, the only young guys out there that are backups that look like they could possibly start somewhere else are Garappolo and McCarron. Outside of that, the young talent isn't very impressive. Like I said, these guys are backups for a reason and this league has a huge shortage of good QBs. They don't just grow on trees. I would say Keenum is probably one of the better backups out there just because of the recent starting experience and age.
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Jake Long, OT, Retired

Jake Long: "As I continue with my recent rehab,” he wrote, “I realize that although my heart and mind still want to play, my body is telling me something completely different.”


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HardcoreVikesFan wrote:Jake Long, OT, Retired

Jake Long: "As I continue with my recent rehab,” he wrote, “I realize that although my heart and mind still want to play, my body is telling me something completely different.”


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Best of Luck....Thought he was getting in game shape and doing a good job when his injury occurred.

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:57 pm

Adrain Peterson, HB, Saints

Adrian Peterson has officially agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints on a two-year, $7 million dollar deal. Three and a half million will be guaranteed in 2017.


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ESPN:TCU tackle Aviante Collins headlines Vikings' rookie free agent class

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Aviante Collins, T, TCU: Collins stood out with eye-popping workout numbers at the combine, and he comes from rich athletic stock; his father, Bill, was a legendary sprinter at TCU who later became a mentor for James Cooper, Adrian Peterson's trainer. The younger Collins ran a 4.81-second 40-yard dash at the combine, and put up 34 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press. He'll get a chance to make the roster after the Vikings decided not to draft a tackle.


Tashawn Bower, DE, LSU: The Vikings gave the LSU defensive end a $15,000 signing bonus, and guaranteed $30,000 of his base salary for 2017. General manager Rick Spielman talked about making a stronger commitment to undrafted free agents, and Bower caught the Vikings' eye as a pass-rusher they could mold. He needs to use his hands more effectively, but defensive line coach Andre Patterson has coaxed quick progress out of young linemen like Bower in the past.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Demi » Tue May 02, 2017 8:36 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote: And there's a tackle
Signed an undrafted free agent tackle, position addressed. *check* :roll:

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Mothman » Wed May 03, 2017 5:06 pm

Several posts were deleted, including my post requesting that people settle down.

Now back to the free agency thread...

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Wed May 10, 2017 7:19 pm

Michael Floyd, WR, Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have signed Michael Floyd to a one-year 1.5 million dollar contract. The total maximum value of the contract can reach as high as $6 million if Floyd meets incentivized criteria.

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by SidestreamFB Pete » Thu May 11, 2017 8:30 pm

To boost spirits about our O-line, here are some undrafted free agent success stories:

- Larry Little - Guard/Tackle - 1967
- Joe Jacoby - Tackle - 1981
- Nate Newton - Gaurd - 1986
- Brian Waters - Guard - 2000
- Jason Peters - Tackle - 2004

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Mon May 15, 2017 9:10 pm

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Vikings sign guard Freddie Tagaloa after successful rookie minicamp tryout
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Post by PacificNorseWest » Mon May 15, 2017 9:30 pm

Not very explosive. Slow in run blocking unless it's a down-block. Pass-pro is decent, but I don't know how much he was challenged. Have it, Sparano.

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue May 16, 2017 6:55 am

Either the pic is wrong or the headline. The guy in the pic is wearing a Cal uniform.

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Post by SidestreamFB Pete » Tue May 16, 2017 11:35 am

Just a bad picture selection. He played on UCLA too, not sure why he switched.

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue May 16, 2017 2:03 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote: Either the pic is wrong or the headline. The guy in the pic is wearing a Cal uniform.

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