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2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:08 pm

This thread is meant to offer board members a concise page to keep track of all 2017 offseason moves. Please only post in this thread if you can offer a direct source and/or the move has become official.

UPDATED TEAM CAP: $15,535,120 (05/18/17)

2017 Team Free Agents

Matt Asiata, RB, UFA - Lions - Terms unknown (Source: NFLN)

Audie Cole, MLB, UFA - Jaguars - Terms unknown as of 3/10/17 (Source: PFT)

Rhett Ellison, TE, UFA - Giants - 4 years/18 million (Source: NFLN)

Brandon Fusco, G, UFA -

Chad Greenway, OLB, UFA - Retired

Mike Harris, G, UFA -

Shaun Hill, QB, UFA -

Charles Johnson, WR, RFA - Carolina - 1 year/2.2 million (Source: ESPN)

Matt Kalil, OT, UFA - Carolina - 5 years/55 million (Source: Tom Pelissero, ESPN)

Zac Kerin, G, ERA - Tendered - 660,000 (Source: Pioneer Press)

Zach Line, FB, UFA -

Jeff Locke, P, UFA - Indianapolis - 2 years/3.8 million (Source: ESPN)

Jake Long, OT, UFA - Retired

Captain Munnerlyn, CB, UFA - Carolina - 4 year/21 million (Source: NFLN)

Terence Newman, CB, UFA - 1 year/3.5 million (Source: ESPN)

Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, UFA - Raiders - 5 million guaranteed (Source: ESPN)

Adrian Peterson, RB, UFA - Saints - 2 years/7 million (Source: NFLN)

Jeremiah Sirles, G/T, ERFA - Tendered - $691,000 (Source: Star Tribune)

Andre Smith, OT, UFA - Bengals -1 year/3.25 million (Source: NFLN)

Adam Thielen, WR, RFA - Re-signed - 3 years/27 million with 11 million guaranteed (Source: NFLN)

Justin Trattou, DE, UFA -

Scott Crichton, DE, Wavied - Failed Physical (Source: PFT)

2017 Free Agent Signings

Will Sutton, DT - 1 year/undisclosed (Source: PFT)

Michael Floyd, WR - 1 year/1.5 million (Source: NFLN)

Ryan Quigley, P - 2 years/1.5 million (Source: PFT)

Case Keenum, QB - 1 year/2 million (Source: PFT)

Latavius Murray, HB - 3 years/15 million with 3 million guaranteed in 2017 (Source: PFT)

Datone Jones, DE/DT - 1 year/3.75 million worth up to 5 million in incentives (Source: NFLN)

Mike Remmers, OT - 5 years/30 million with 10 million guaranteed (Source: NFLN)

Riley Reiff, OT - 5 years/58 million with 26 million gauranteed (Source: ESPN)


2017 Transactions (Listed by most recent transactional date)

May 30th, 2017 - Vikings sign draft picks Stacey Coley, Jack Tacho, Elijah Lee, Pat Elflein and Bucky Hodges

May 27th, 2017 - Vikings sign draft picks Jaleel Johnson, Ben Gedeon, and Danny Isidora

May 25th, 2017 - Vikings sign draft picks Rodney Adams and Ifeadi Odenigbo

May 17th, 2017 - Vikings waive Toby Johnson

May 17th, 2017 - Vikings sign Will Sutton

May 16th, 2017 - Vikings waive B.J. Dubose

May 16th, 2017 - Vikings sign UDFA G Freddie Tagaloa

May 10th, 2017 - Vikings sign UFA Michael Floyd to a one-year contract (Source: NFLN)

April 3, 2017 - Vikings sign UFA P Ryan Quigley to a two-year contract (Source: PFT)

March 31, 2017 - Vikings sign UFA QB Case Keenum to a one-year contract (Source: PFT)

March 30, 2017 - Vikings sign three players from Pro Combine: TE Nick Truesdell, WR Mitch Matthews, and DB Terrell Sinkfield (Source: Tom Pelissero)

March 24, 2017 - Vikings waive DE Scott Crichton (Source: CBS)

March 24, 2017 - Vikings extend/restructure DE Brian Robison (Source: ESPN)

March 16, 2017 - Vikings sign HB Latavius Murray

March 15, 2017 - Vikings re-sign WR Adam Theilen (Source: NFLN)

March 15, 2017 - Vikings re-sign CB Terence Newman (Source: ESPN)

March 14, 2017 - Vikings sign DE/DT Datone Jones (Source: NFLN)

March 10, 2017 - Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers (Source: NFLN)

March 10, 2017 - Vikings officially sign OT Riley Reiff (Source: Vikings.com)

March 9, 2017 - Vikings decline to tender Charles Johnson (Source: ESPN 1500)

March 9, 2017 - Offered contract to OT Riley Reiff (Source: ESPN)

March 8, 2017 - Tendered WR Adam Thielen at the 2nd round level (Source: ESPN)

March 7, 2017 - Announced the retirement of LB Chad Greenway.

March 3, 2017 - ERFA Jereimah Sirles tendered.

March 1, 2017 - Declined to exercise their 2017 option on RB Adrian Peterson.

February 10, 2017- Released Gs Brandon Fusco and Mike Harris.

January 4, 2017 - Signed OT Reid Fragel, K Marshall Koehn and P Taylor Symmank to reserve/futures contracts.

January 2, 2017 - Signed DT Sterling Bailey, WR Moritz Bohringer, TE Kyle Carter, WR Cayleb Jones, OT Marquis Lucas, CB Tre Roberson, RB Bishop Sankey, OT Austin Shepherd and S Cedric Thompson to reserve/future contracts.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:06 pm

Good thread!
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:07 pm

I hate how we don't announce who we resign until the last minute every year. I just want to know. I hate waiting lol
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by VikingPaul73 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:41 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote:I hate how we don't announce who we resign until the last minute every year. I just want to know. I hate waiting lol
I agree. Why is that? Is there some sort of rule change or just new Viking policy?
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:06 am

VikingPaul73 wrote: I agree. Why is that? Is there some sort of rule change or just new Viking policy?
I think Spielman and the organization have always been like that. I remember a few years back, minutes before free agency opened, a report came on Rotoworld saying Chicago was making a strong push for Phil Loadholt. And then about 5 minutes before free agency started, we re-signed him.

I'm sure it just has to involve the tampering period. We let teams talk contracts with our players and if we want them back, we one-up those contracts that other teams are offering to retain them. If thats how they do it then it's a smart move. You prevent yourself from overpaying your own guys.

What I'm worried about is that I havent heard a word on Adam Thielen. Can we throw a tender on this guy!
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Norv Zimmer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:13 am

Paul Allen just said he thinks they will put a 2nd round tender on Theilen and Belecheck will probably swoop in and get him.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:42 pm

Vikings extended a second-round tender to restricted free agent WR Adam Thielen.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:27 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Thanks for the update PHP.
The Vikings placed a second-round tender on the restricted free agent, according to a league source, meaning Thielen will be paid $2.746 million if he signs the tender this spring. If Thielen, whose breakout season saw him lead the team in receiving yards, were to sign an offer sheet with another club, the Vikings would have the right to match the offer or receive a second-round pick as compensation.
Here is the source for anyone curious: http://www.espn.com/blog/minnesota-viki ... am-thielen
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by VikingPaul73 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:47 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
thanks. so assuming another team doesn't offer a 2nd rounder, this just locks him up for 1 year? And he'll be an UFA next offseason (assuming he's not extended earlier).

is this correct?

thanks for reply on the FA question....hopefully we get a flurry or re-signs soon!!!
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Norv Zimmer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:09 pm

So lets say the browns get theilen. would that mean that we would get their 2nd round pick for him? Is that how it works?
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Post by Thaumaturgist » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:32 pm

Norv Zimmer wrote:So lets say the browns get theilen. would that mean that we would get their 2nd round pick for him? Is that how it works?
Restricted Free Agents
Restricted free agents can be held in place through the application of one of three tenders. The lowest level provides a right or first refusal. The second-round tender provides a right of first refusal and (duh) a second-round pick as compensation if the original team doesn’t match. The first-round tender carries a right of first refusal and a first-round pick as compensation.
Each player that signs a tender receives a non-guaranteed one-year salary that corresponds to the tender level. Teams which choose not to match an offer on a player with a low tender receive a draft pick corresponding to the round in which the player was originally drafted (except that the highest pick that can be surrendered for such a tender is a second-round pick). For example, a player who was originally drafted in the sixth round of the NFL Draft would force the team signing him to give his former team a sixth-round pick in the upcoming draft as compensation for his service. No compensation is required for an undrafted player on the lowest tender amount, so teams with valued undrafted RFAs are taking a notable risk by offering such tenders. (The top tender prior to 2011 required first- and third-round picks as compensation.)
Basically we have the first right of refusal for the contract offered by another team, and if we refuse, we would get a second round pick from whichever team signs him. I think :)
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Norv Zimmer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:39 pm

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.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Norv Zimmer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:13 pm

Kfan just tweeted out that Mixon left his pro day with Zimmer.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Mothman » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:22 pm

Norv Zimmer wrote:Kfan just tweeted out that Mixon left his pro day with Zimmer.

That sounds about right. The Vikes will probably draft him and he'll be making headlines for the wrong reasons before the end of his rookie contract. :(
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by halfgiz » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:02 pm

Norv Zimmer wrote:Kfan just tweeted out that Mixon left his pro day with Zimmer.

https://mobile.twitter.com/bepryor/stat ... 36/photo/1
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