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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by losperros » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:57 pm

Mothman wrote: You'll need to take that up with FiestaVike. :) I was agreeing with the overall thrust of his last paragraph, that what Peterson has done as a Viking is an incredible achievement from a dominant runner. He's faced difficult circumstances but I don't think he's been running behind bad lines for his entire career. I don't think he's ever had the opportunity run behind a great one but some of those lines were quite good at run blocking. Pass blocking was never really a strength during that period.
Sometimes even the passing game wasn't that good, which meant opposing defenses didn't worry about it. Instead, they sold out to stop AD, putting 8 guys in the box and watching him like vultures on every play.

Peterson's accomplishments as a running back over his career are mind-boggling. He proved that.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:16 pm

According to Spot Trac we currently are sitting at $16,796,834 in cap space. Throw in the $5,000,000 needed for draft picks and we currently are left with $11,796,834 in cap room.


http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/cap/



Hopefully we can restructure Brian, sign Rhodes, and add a couple of more players in FA.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:03 pm

Brian who? Robison? What is his cap hit? I would like to see some of the "utility" type players signed too... Like Sherels (I know he was recently signed but with CP gone we need to make sure our STs don't get neglected), and also someone like Linval.

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Post by halfgiz » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:22 am

latavius Murray underwent ankle surgery

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by RFIP » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:34 pm

HardcoreVikesFan wrote:According to Spot Trac we currently are sitting at $16,796,834 in cap space. Throw in the $5,000,000 needed for draft picks and we currently are left with $11,796,834 in cap room.


http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/cap/



Hopefully we can restructure Brian, sign Rhodes, and add a couple of more players in FA.
What they need to do is extend Sam and lower his cap hit the first 1-2 years.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:52 pm

RFIP wrote: What they need to do is extend Sam and lower his cap hit the first 1-2 years.
I wonder if they are working on something for Bradford.

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Post by fiestavike » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:51 am

Word around the Internet, from multiple sources, says long time Vikings defensive end and all around good guy Brian Robison has signed a one year extension.

The extension was more of a way to spread out guaranteed money, as his contract now goes to $7.5 million over two years, with $5.5 million guaranteed. And as Ben Goessling also reports in the link above, the re-work now gives the Vikings $18 million in cap space, way more than enough to sign one or two more free agents, along with their upcoming draft picks.
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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:25 am

Brain Robison, DE, Vikings
Field Yates of ESPN is reporting that Vikings DE Brian Robison has signed a one-year extension with the Vikings.

According to Yates, Robison will now make a base value of $7.5 million over two years and gets $5.15 million guaranteed as part of this new extension.

Robison’s base salary drops from $5.3 million to $3.9 million fully guaranteed to go along with a $100,000 workout bonus. The Vikings have eliminated his $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

As for 2018, Robison will make a base salary of $3.2 million with $1.25 million of this figure guaranteed. He’ll also make $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses and has a $100,000 workout bonus.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:23 am

Smart move. Save us some $ this year. Plus, to be honest, for an older DE, he played pretty darn well last year. Gotta love B-Rob
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Post by S197 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:59 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote:Smart move. Save us some $ this year. Plus, to be honest, for an older DE, he played pretty darn well last year. Gotta love B-Rob
Agreed. He's a master of the strip sack and offers versatility by being able to move into DT on passing downs.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:05 pm

S197 wrote: Agreed. He's a master of the strip sack and offers versatility by being able to move into DT on passing downs.
Yeah exactly. I must say, he's never been a cornerstone type player, but he's been quite consistent getting to the Quarterback and is a great leader to have on this team
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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:08 pm

Scott Crichton, DE, FA

Minnesota has waived former 3rd pick Scott Crichton.

Source: CBS


Our track record with 3rd rounders continues its impressive streak.
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Post by S197 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:24 pm

HardcoreVikesFan wrote:Scott Crichton, DE, FA

Minnesota has waived former 3rd pick Scott Crichton.

Source: CBS


Our track record with 3rd rounders continues its impressive streak.
This was a brutal pick, I wonder what the deal with him was, he never really made it on the field even preseason it felt like he was very sparse.

The Vikings haven't had very many 3rd round picks recently, and the others they have, are great (Hunter) to average (McKinnon) I would say. The only other 3rd round pick since 2010 was Josh Robinson, which is an interesting trend considering the Vikings have two 3rds this year. Spielman may pull yet another trade up.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by YikesVikes » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:28 pm

HardcoreVikesFan wrote:Scott Crichton, DE, FA

Minnesota has waived former 3rd pick Scott Crichton.

Source: CBS


Our track record with 3rd rounders continues its impressive streak.
You might want to review other rounds as well. We simply haven't been very good. Before anyone jumps up and waves Griffen and a couple of others in my face, I can name some notable misses recently. We need to hit on more of these late rounders like we were able to do with Diggs.
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Post by Mothman » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:41 am

YikesVikes wrote:You might want to review other rounds as well. We simply haven't been very good. Before anyone jumps up and waves Griffen and a couple of others in my face, I can name some notable misses recently. We need to hit on more of these late rounders like we were able to do with Diggs.
I agree. Heck, they need to hit on more picks, period. In terms of impact over time, if you look at Spielman's drafts over the past 6 years the results aren't very impressive, especially outside of the first round. 2015 looks like it may be the exception with Waynes, Kendricks, Hunter and Diggs all looking like players who may have a future with the team beyond their rookie contracts. Of course, it's too soon to tell.
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