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Re: 2016 Vikings Free Agency Thread (News, Rumors, Transacti

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:25 pm

Just put up again today.....
The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner "continue(s) to feel confident" the Bengals will not retain free agent RG Kevin Zeitler.
Based on what he's heard, Dehner expects the Bengals to prioritize re-signing free agent LT/LG Andrew Whitworth and let Zeitler walk. It's a curious approach -- to be kind -- considering Whitworth is in steep decline at age 35 while 27-year-old (in March) Zeitler is one of the best young guards in football. Dehner believes there's only a "30 percent chance" Zeitler returns to Cincinnati. Zeitler is Rotoworld's No. 1-rated free agent interior offensive lineman.

Side note: I think we can switch some of the names of these threads to "2017" right?? :lol:
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Re: 2016 Vikings Free Agency Thread (News, Rumors, Transacti

Post by Mothman » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:40 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote:Just put up again today.....

Side note: I think we can switch some of the names of these threads to "2017" right?? :lol:

Good point. Congratulations! You have now made the first post in the 2017 Free Agency thread. :)
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:20 pm

Mothman wrote:
Good point. Congratulations! You have now made the first post in the 2017 Free Agency thread. :)
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:26 am

http://nfltraderumors.co/49ers-signing- ... year-deal/

We already 'lost out' on a free agent - RIP the dream! :cry:
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:08 am

HardcoreVikesFan wrote:http://nfltraderumors.co/49ers-signing- ... year-deal/

We already 'lost out' on a free agent - RIP the dream! :cry:
Not really that worried. Plus struggled to stay healthy
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by Bigwehrm » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:47 pm

Nick Mangold?? Kyle Williams if we let Shariff walk or maybe even if we keep Shariff?
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:34 am

Bigwehrm wrote:Nick Mangold?? Kyle Williams if we let Shariff walk or maybe even if we keep Shariff?
I'm not big on signing a bunch of old guys. A big sleeper at DT is Stacey McGee from Oakland. Decent chance he hits FA and would be a good under the radar signing
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by Bigwehrm » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:50 am

But do we have time to be picky on o line, if we feel they are an upgrade?
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Post by fiestavike » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:12 am

Bigwehrm wrote:But do we have time to be picky on o line, if we feel they are an upgrade?
They need a plan. They can't just randomly sign guys. If they have another plan at C and RG there wouldn't be much sense in signing a 33 year old Center. If they don't have a RG in mind, Berger can slide out there, and they just need to deal with the T positions.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:44 am

Bigwehrm wrote:But do we have time to be picky on o line, if we feel they are an upgrade?
Yeah I mean the guys have to fit the scheme. We cant just pick random players and hope it works out. And the last thing we need to do is get any older on the OL. Our two best OL are Berger who is like 35 and Boone who is pushing 30.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by cmoss84 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:05 pm

Anyone have a guess on how much Alshon Jeffrey will demand? I hope we re-sign Patterson, but we could take that money to go towards signing Jeffrey. He's obviously injury prone...and obviously very good. I know everyone's #1 priority is O-Line, just wondering if we could do both (especially if we are APless).
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by fiestavike » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:47 pm

cmoss84 wrote:Anyone have a guess on how much Alshon Jeffrey will demand? I hope we re-sign Patterson, but we could take that money to go towards signing Jeffrey. He's obviously injury prone...and obviously very good. I know everyone's #1 priority is O-Line, just wondering if we could do both (especially if we are APless).
Can only guess, but given the injuries and the PEDs I think he'll get a short term or frontloaded deal so a team can cut bait if they need to. I wouldn't be opposed but I think he'll be out of our price range with all the other positions that need to be addressed.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by fiestavike » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:50 pm

My Free Agency Top 10 Wish List

1. Reilly Reiff, T, DET, 28
2. Jonathan Hankins, DT, NYG, 24
3. Tony Jefferson, S, ARI, 25
4. Zach Brown, LB, BUF, 27
5. Larry Warford, G, DET, 25
6.TJ McDonald, S, LAR, 26
7. Micah Hyde, DB, GB, 26
8.Chance Warmack, G, TEN, 25
9.Kelvin Beachum, T, JAX, 27
10.Ronald Leary, G, DAL, 27
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:15 pm

cmoss84 wrote:Anyone have a guess on how much Alshon Jeffrey will demand? I hope we re-sign Patterson, but we could take that money to go towards signing Jeffrey. He's obviously injury prone...and obviously very good. I know everyone's #1 priority is O-Line, just wondering if we could do both (especially if we are APless).
I have no interest in Jeffery at all. We don't need another WR. Even if CP walks it opens doors for Treadwell. We can find a much cheaper option and use them as a #4
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:17 pm

fiestavike wrote:My Free Agency Top 10 Wish List

1. Reilly Reiff, T, DET, 28
2. Jonathan Hankins, DT, NYG, 24
3. Tony Jefferson, S, ARI, 25
4. Zach Brown, LB, BUF, 27
5. Larry Warford, G, DET, 25
6.TJ McDonald, S, LAR, 26
7. Micah Hyde, DB, GB, 26
8.Chance Warmack, G, TEN, 25
9.Kelvin Beachum, T, JAX, 27
10.Ronald Leary, G, DAL, 27
McDonald was just franchise tagged. No Ricky Wagner??
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