2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:18 pm

Ellison to the Giants
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:26 pm

Riley Reiff, OT, VIkings :)

Adam Schefter is reporting that Riley Reiff, OT, will sign with the Vikings. Terms are unknown at this point.

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Rhett Ellison, TE, Giants

NJ.com is reporting the Giants have signed Rhett Ellison to a contract. Terms are unknown at this point.


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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Norv Zimmer » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:31 pm

Now I want Okung to play left tackle, and maybe take a flyer on fluker cheap for right guard.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:45 pm

Rhett Ellison, TE, Giants

Ian Rapport is reporting Ellison will make $8 million on a 4 year/18 million deal with the Giants.


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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Megatron » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:03 pm

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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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by jackal » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:13 pm

He is better than Kalil imo

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Post by soflavike » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:15 pm

jackal wrote:He is better than Kalil imo

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I agree. A ham and cheese sandwich is better than Kalil. Not sure what the Panthers were thinking.
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Post by Nunin » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:01 pm

i don't like letting Locke walk. He was a draft pick and he really did well last season. Zero compensation and now a need.
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Post by Alaskan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:05 pm

Nunin wrote:i don't like letting Locke walk. He was a draft pick and he really did well last season. Zero compensation and now a need.
I agree, can't figure that one out.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by PurpleMustReign » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:17 pm

Nunin wrote:i don't like letting Locke walk. He was a draft pick and he really did well last season. Zero compensation and now a need.
I agree 1,000%. I can't imagine he would be that expensive either. What punters are available?

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by beerfan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:00 pm

Are we looking at Kickers too? Wasnt the guy we signed midseason (blanking on the name cause its been a long day of drinking on the beach) only signed through the rest of the season?

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by SP1966 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:30 pm

Norv Zimmer wrote:Apparently Zimmer, Speilman, and our running backs coach were at RB Joe Mixon Pro day today. In my eyes the kid made a big mistake 3 years ago, he has accepted it and done everything asked of him since then. I don't think anyone really knows besides the two involved what really happened that night. I wouldn't be opposed to us drafting this kid.
Not a chance I would draft him. He may have learned his lesson and will be a good human being going forward, but no way I draft/sign a guy who laid a woman out like that, no way.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by S197 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:44 pm

beerfan wrote:Are we looking at Kickers too? Wasnt the guy we signed midseason (blanking on the name cause its been a long day of drinking on the beach) only signed through the rest of the season?

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Kai Forbath. I don't think he'll be tough to replace. His accuracy was okay last year but he's seriously bad on kickoffs.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by RFIP » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:30 pm

S197 wrote: Kai Forbath. I don't think he'll be tough to replace. His accuracy was okay last year but he's seriously bad on kickoffs.
I'd like to see them sign Zurlien from the Rams. They let him go today. He's got a cannon of a leg (hence the "Greg-the-leg" nickname) and most of his struggles where when Fisher lost his mind and had him kicking 55+ kicks routinely.
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