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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:51 am

Texas Vike wrote:What's everyone's take on Jarius Wright and his role for us going forward? His season was a complete mystery to me. Ostensibly, he is a perfect slot guy and great compliment to Diggs and Thielen. We paid him like we thought he could produce big for us, my guess is he was dinged up more than they let on. I personally think Jarius is underrated and an under exploited resource.
Kind of a side note here, my buddy rents out his Arizona house, and Wright Ha rented it three times in he last two months.

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Post by fiestavike » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:50 am

Texas Vike wrote:What's everyone's take on Jarius Wright and his role for us going forward? His season was a complete mystery to me. Ostensibly, he is a perfect slot guy and great compliment to Diggs and Thielen. We paid him like we thought he could produce big for us, my guess is he was dinged up more than they let on. I personally think Jarius is underrated and an under exploited resource.
He's a solid player. I don't think he is sudden enough to pose the kind of mismatch threat you would ideally like from a smaller slot WR but he can give you some production.
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Post by autobon7 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:48 pm

Texas Vike wrote:What's everyone's take on Jarius Wright and his role for us going forward? His season was a complete mystery to me. Ostensibly, he is a perfect slot guy and great compliment to Diggs and Thielen. We paid him like we thought he could produce big for us, my guess is he was dinged up more than they let on. I personally think Jarius is underrated and an under exploited resource.
I think he can be a very solid #3......
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Post by S197 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:56 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote: Kind of a side note here, my buddy rents out his Arizona house, and Wright Ha rented it three times in he last two months.

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Post by Thaumaturgist » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:51 pm

halfgiz wrote:ProFootballTalk
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My guess is that AP will come ready to play. I'm guessing he'll also participate in the pre-season games... Something I thought he should have done here. My hope is that he caries 20 times for about 5 yards, and 3 fumbles.
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Post by S197 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:07 pm

It will be interesting to see what sort of reaction he gets. I think I'll applaud him on his first carry then cheer for the team after. I sure hope the Vikings win this one, not as badly as the GB game last year but pretty close.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by S197 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:33 pm

The Vikings should kick the tires on Jaye Howard who was just released. It's a bit of a head scratcher considering how thin the Chiefs are at DT with Poe gone so maybe the hip injury is still an issue. The Chiefs do have Bailey and Jones so that probably had a lot to do with it. When he's healthy, Howard is very productive.
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Post by SidestreamFB Pete » Mon May 08, 2017 8:17 pm

Jumped the gun. Initially posted this in the FA 'Signings' Thread.

New to site, thanks for having me.

Either way, there's a good amount of talk that Vikes are targeting WR Michael Floyd. I'm personally not behind that at all.
WR depth is a little dicey going into the season, depending on how you feel about our late-round WR selections in the draft, and is something we should probably address. But Floyd seems like an underachiever with some character concerns.

We've got bunch of young players that need some good examples on how to become a pro. Floyd managed to go from a high first-round pick to a FA nobody really wants way too quickly for my liking. If we're going to throw our remaining cap at someone for a short-term contract I think Anquan Boldin would be a great fit. He can contribute in the red-zone and show some of our young guys what it takes to stay in the league for 10+ years as a productive player.
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Post by Nunin » Mon May 08, 2017 10:03 pm

I'm a huge fan of Boldin and would want him if the price was right.
The guy produces every year.
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Post by losperros » Thu May 11, 2017 10:00 am

Texas Vike wrote:What's everyone's take on Jarius Wright and his role for us going forward? His season was a complete mystery to me. Ostensibly, he is a perfect slot guy and great compliment to Diggs and Thielen. We paid him like we thought he could produce big for us, my guess is he was dinged up more than they let on. I personally think Jarius is underrated and an under exploited resource.
I absolutely agree with you about Wright.

But when it comes to this team, I never assume anything about their use of WRs, even ones with talent. And now with Michael Floyd being on the team, who knows what will happen to Wright?
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by S197 » Thu May 18, 2017 4:25 pm

Steelers just released TE Ladarius Green. According to PFF he ranked second in yards per route run behind Gronk. Ahead of Kelce, Olsen, and Vernon Davis. Vikings should kick the tires.
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Post by SidestreamFB Pete » Thu May 18, 2017 5:50 pm

S197 wrote:Steelers just released TE Ladarius Green. According to PFF he ranked second in yards per route run behind Gronk. Ahead of Kelce, Olsen, and Vernon Davis. Vikings should kick the tires.
He's a talent worth looking at for sure. I feel like we are may have enough unproven receiving potential on the roster already though, with Treadwell and Floyd. It's a little bit disconcerting that he hasn't been able to be difference maker with the two QBs he's had though, to the point where they are fine with voluntarily moving on from him. But, I mean, if the price is right...
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Thu May 25, 2017 1:44 pm

S197 wrote:Steelers just released TE Ladarius Green. According to PFF he ranked second in yards per route run behind Gronk. Ahead of Kelce, Olsen, and Vernon Davis. Vikings should kick the tires.
He was on the verge of retiring due to concussions and we just drafted Hodges. I'll pass
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