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Visits, rumors, etc. Obviously Cousins is the big name tied to the Vikes right now but there are a few others I have my eye on.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins are shopping RT Ja'Wuan James.

Solid RT that seems to be being cut due to the Dolphins' atrocious cap situation. Was out much of last year with a groin injury but he's a Rick AND Zim target: Former first-rounder coming off his rookie deal. Was a top-5 pass-blocker (per PFF) before going down. Was effective the year prior as well. Only knock on him has really been his ability to stay healthy. He's been banged up with stingers, toe injury and the groin but has been effective when on the field. Feels like a Remmers-type signing. Keep Remmers at G.

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Just putting this out there for awareness. I highly doubt we go for him. And despite the obvious talent, I'm not a fan.

Ndamukong Suh - DL - Free Agent
Dolphins released Ndamukong Suh.

ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports the move could be made as early as Monday, but Miami will likely wait until the new league year begins to make it official. Multiple reports have pointed to the Dolphins cutting ties with the All-Pro, and Suh himself hinted at the move in a tweet on Monday morning. Cutting him will save Miami at least $3.9 million against the cap, and a post-June 1 cut would save them around $17 million this year while kicking some dead cap down the road. Suh's contract was bloated, but he remains one of the top defensive tackles in the game. Even at 31, he will have a strong market.
Source: Jeff Darlington on Twitter

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I did just start up the same thread a few weeks ago. Unless this one is different

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Just putting this out there for awareness. I highly doubt we go for him. And despite the obvious talent, I'm not a fan.

Ndamukong Suh - DL - Free Agent
Dolphins released Ndamukong Suh.

ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports the move could be made as early as Monday, but Miami will likely wait until the new league year begins to make it official. Multiple reports have pointed to the Dolphins cutting ties with the All-Pro, and Suh himself hinted at the move in a tweet on Monday morning. Cutting him will save Miami at least $3.9 million against the cap, and a post-June 1 cut would save them around $17 million this year while kicking some dead cap down the road. Suh's contract was bloated, but he remains one of the top defensive tackles in the game. Even at 31, he will have a strong market.
Source: Jeff Darlington on Twitter



Zim has a history of rehabing guys like Suh and Suh's talent is impressive. Could be an awesome signing or terrible...

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mansquatch wrote:
dead_poet wrote:
Just putting this out there for awareness. I highly doubt we go for him. And despite the obvious talent, I'm not a fan.

Ndamukong Suh - DL - Free Agent
Dolphins released Ndamukong Suh.

ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports the move could be made as early as Monday, but Miami will likely wait until the new league year begins to make it official. Multiple reports have pointed to the Dolphins cutting ties with the All-Pro, and Suh himself hinted at the move in a tweet on Monday morning. Cutting him will save Miami at least $3.9 million against the cap, and a post-June 1 cut would save them around $17 million this year while kicking some dead cap down the road. Suh's contract was bloated, but he remains one of the top defensive tackles in the game. Even at 31, he will have a strong market.
Source: Jeff Darlington on Twitter



Zim has a history of rehabing guys like Suh and Suh's talent is impressive. Could be an awesome signing or terrible...


If the money is right sure but I would not go out on a limb with this guy. I'm leaning towards "pass".


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Pondering Her Percy wrote:
I did just start up the same thread a few weeks ago. Unless this one is different


I saw one dedicated to the Vikes free agents. Did I miss one? Felt odd.

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Pondering Her Percy wrote:
I did just start up the same thread a few weeks ago. Unless this one is different


I saw one dedicated to the Vikes free agents. Did I miss one? Felt odd.


Yeah I misread that for some reason haha. My bad man! I thought this was dedicated to what we did in FA which is what I posted. I didn’t realize it was dedicated to all of FA until after I posted that

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Pondering Her Percy wrote:
dead_poet wrote:
Pondering Her Percy wrote:
I did just start up the same thread a few weeks ago. Unless this one is different


I saw one dedicated to the Vikes free agents. Did I miss one? Felt odd.


Yeah I misread that for some reason haha. My bad man! I thought this was dedicated to what we did in FA which is what I posted. I didn’t realize it was dedicated to all of FA until after I posted that


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Suh would great, and I think if it became a matter of Suh's willpower against Zim's, Zim wins. If we had that ever so slight chance of getting Brees, it wont happen. With Cousins it wouldnt happen for long. That right there would be a buttload of cap space.


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Pass on Suh. I like this team's chemistry, no need to bring in a dirty player no matter how much potential.


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dead_poet wrote:
Pondering Her Percy wrote:

Yeah I misread that for some reason haha. My bad man! I thought this was dedicated to what we did in FA which is what I posted. I didn’t realize it was dedicated to all of FA until after I posted that


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Looks like Case Keenum is heading to Denver, according to Schefter. Hope the best for him, but doubtful since Denver is awful.


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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins are shopping RT Ja'Wuan James.

Solid RT that seems to be being cut due to the Dolphins' atrocious cap situation. Was out much of last year with a groin injury but he's a Rick AND Zim target: Former first-rounder coming off his rookie deal. Was a top-5 pass-blocker (per PFF) before going down. Was effective the year prior as well. Only knock on him has really been his ability to stay healthy. He's been banged up with stingers, toe injury and the groin but has been effective when on the field. Feels like a Remmers-type signing. Keep Remmers at G.


Please, don't keep Remmers at Guard. He was terrible at Guard.


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Pass on Suh. I like this team's chemistry, no need to bring in a dirty player no matter how much potential.


Speaking of dirty players, I'm intersted in Jensen, the FA center for the ravens. He could be a low end interior OL with a nasty streak.


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fiestavike wrote:
dead_poet wrote:
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins are shopping RT Ja'Wuan James.

Solid RT that seems to be being cut due to the Dolphins' atrocious cap situation. Was out much of last year with a groin injury but he's a Rick AND Zim target: Former first-rounder coming off his rookie deal. Was a top-5 pass-blocker (per PFF) before going down. Was effective the year prior as well. Only knock on him has really been his ability to stay healthy. He's been banged up with stingers, toe injury and the groin but has been effective when on the field. Feels like a Remmers-type signing. Keep Remmers at G.


Please, don't keep Remmers at Guard. He was terrible at Guard.


He's a better RT but wasn't terrible at guard. I'd prefer him over Sirles.

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I know Suh has a bad reputation, no argument there. But if they can bring him in and integrate him, they would be hard pressed to find more talent at 3 technique. Suh paired with Joseph would be an impregnable interior, plus Suh is very capable of rushing the passer from the interior which the Vikings sorely need.

I get why people don't like the guy, but the incremental potential he would bring to the defense is too great to ignore. Against virtually every OL in the league our interior DL would present a game changing mismatch. Kendricks and Barr would be running free all over the place.

If they pursue him I will not be upset. Don't be shocked if Belicik goes after him.

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Trae Burton and Allen Robinson to the Bears. Chicago will be tough this year. Especially if they get some help on defense. I wanted Burton.

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Remmers was bad at guard, and decent at T. He needs to play his original position in order for him to be as good as he can be. Unless we hit the injury bug again.


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Remmers was bad at guard, and decent at T. He needs to play his original position in order for him to be as good as he can be. Unless we hit the injury bug again.


I actually thought he was a better tackle too. I just hope we land Billy Price from Ohio St. Him next to Elflein would be a great combo IMO

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fiestavike wrote:
dead_poet wrote:
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins are shopping RT Ja'Wuan James.

Solid RT that seems to be being cut due to the Dolphins' atrocious cap situation. Was out much of last year with a groin injury but he's a Rick AND Zim target: Former first-rounder coming off his rookie deal. Was a top-5 pass-blocker (per PFF) before going down. Was effective the year prior as well. Only knock on him has really been his ability to stay healthy. He's been banged up with stingers, toe injury and the groin but has been effective when on the field. Feels like a Remmers-type signing. Keep Remmers at G.


Please, don't keep Remmers at Guard. He was terrible at Guard.

I agree...Berger and Remmers wasn’t actually playing to bad over there on the right side. They had average grades.


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Just like that our QB's are gone. Whish them all luck.

A mass quarterback exodus out of Minnesota. Report here that Teddy Bridgewater going to Jets. Would follow Case Keenum to Broncos and Sam Bradford to Cardinals.

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Sources tell me the @nyjets are finalizing a deal with @teddyb_h2o.#NYJets #FreeAgency
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Pondering Her Percy wrote:
PurpleKoolaid wrote:
Remmers was bad at guard, and decent at T. He needs to play his original position in order for him to be as good as he can be. Unless we hit the injury bug again.


I actually thought he was a better tackle too. I just hope we land Billy Price from Ohio St. Him next to Elflein would be a great combo IMO

Price is my first choice in the draft (unless Rick knows of a great pick higher up in mind that he plans to trade up for). He and Elf will be so damn solid. Remmers on the RT, thats going to be a great side for Cook to cook/sweep behind. I thinkI saw Elf once rip a guys heart out, and put it back in before the Refs saw him.


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Just like that our QB's are gone. Whish them all luck.

A mass quarterback exodus out of Minnesota. Report here that Teddy Bridgewater going to Jets. Would follow Case Keenum to Broncos and Sam Bradford to Cardinals.

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Sources tell me the @nyjets are finalizing a deal with @teddyb_h2o.#NYJets #FreeAgency
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This just stinks. The Jets to me are the typical below .500 team, usually screwing something up if they get something going.

Man its going to be hard being a Jets fan while Teddy is there.


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halfgiz wrote:
Just like that our QB's are gone. Whish them all luck.

A mass quarterback exodus out of Minnesota. Report here that Teddy Bridgewater going to Jets. Would follow Case Keenum to Broncos and Sam Bradford to Cardinals.

Chris Tomasson added,
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Sources tell me the @nyjets are finalizing a deal with @teddyb_h2o.#NYJets #FreeAgency
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This just stinks. The Jets to me are the typical below .500 team, usually screwing something up if they get something going.

Man its going to be hard being a Jets fan while Teddy is there.


My dream scenario would have been to see Teddy go to the Browns and turn that franchise around.


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halfgiz wrote:
Just like that our QB's are gone. Whish them all luck.

A mass quarterback exodus out of Minnesota. Report here that Teddy Bridgewater going to Jets. Would follow Case Keenum to Broncos and Sam Bradford to Cardinals.

Chris Tomasson added,
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Sources tell me the @nyjets are finalizing a deal with @teddyb_h2o.#NYJets #FreeAgency
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Interesting that no one followed Shurmur.


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S197 wrote:
halfgiz wrote:
Just like that our QB's are gone. Whish them all luck.

A mass quarterback exodus out of Minnesota. Report here that Teddy Bridgewater going to Jets. Would follow Case Keenum to Broncos and Sam Bradford to Cardinals.

Chris Tomasson added,
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Sources tell me the @nyjets are finalizing a deal with @teddyb_h2o.#NYJets #FreeAgency
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Interesting that no one followed Shurmur.


Eli blocking a clear path to start muddied the waters.

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GB signed Jimmy Graham and released Jordy Nelson.

Bears agreed to terms with WR Taylor Gabriel.

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halfgiz wrote:
Just like that our QB's are gone. Whish them all luck.

A mass quarterback exodus out of Minnesota. Report here that Teddy Bridgewater going to Jets. Would follow Case Keenum to Broncos and Sam Bradford to Cardinals.

Chris Tomasson added,
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Sources tell me the @nyjets are finalizing a deal with @teddyb_h2o.#NYJets #FreeAgency
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Interesting that no one followed Shurmur.


I could see the Giants go after Jet

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Pondering Her Percy wrote:
S197 wrote:
halfgiz wrote:
Just like that our QB's are gone. Whish them all luck.

A mass quarterback exodus out of Minnesota. Report here that Teddy Bridgewater going to Jets. Would follow Case Keenum to Broncos and Sam Bradford to Cardinals.

Chris Tomasson added,
Bryant McFadden
Verified account @BMac_SportsTalk
Sources tell me the @nyjets are finalizing a deal with @teddyb_h2o.#NYJets #FreeAgency
2 replies 5 retweets 8 likes


Interesting that no one followed Shurmur.


I could see the Giants go after Jet


Been linked to the Bucs is all I've read.

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