2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by halfgiz » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:05 pm

HardcoreVikesFan wrote:Jake Long, OT, Retired

Jake Long: "As I continue with my recent rehab,” he wrote, “I realize that although my heart and mind still want to play, my body is telling me something completely different.”


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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:57 pm

Adrain Peterson, HB, Saints

Adrian Peterson has officially agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints on a two-year, $7 million dollar deal. Three and a half million will be guaranteed in 2017.


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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:36 pm

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Vikings plan to sign TCU tackle Aviante Collins as an undrafted free agent, per a league source.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:54 pm

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And there's a tackle
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Mon May 01, 2017 7:20 pm

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Of the 13 free agents that have agreed to terms with the #Vikings, 6 play on the line.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by 808vikingsfan » Mon May 01, 2017 8:51 pm

ESPN:TCU tackle Aviante Collins headlines Vikings' rookie free agent class

Get to know the UDFAs.
Aviante Collins, T, TCU: Collins stood out with eye-popping workout numbers at the combine, and he comes from rich athletic stock; his father, Bill, was a legendary sprinter at TCU who later became a mentor for James Cooper, Adrian Peterson's trainer. The younger Collins ran a 4.81-second 40-yard dash at the combine, and put up 34 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press. He'll get a chance to make the roster after the Vikings decided not to draft a tackle.


Tashawn Bower, DE, LSU: The Vikings gave the LSU defensive end a $15,000 signing bonus, and guaranteed $30,000 of his base salary for 2017. General manager Rick Spielman talked about making a stronger commitment to undrafted free agents, and Bower caught the Vikings' eye as a pass-rusher they could mold. He needs to use his hands more effectively, but defensive line coach Andre Patterson has coaxed quick progress out of young linemen like Bower in the past.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Demi » Tue May 02, 2017 8:36 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote: And there's a tackle
Signed an undrafted free agent tackle, position addressed. *check* :roll:

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by Mothman » Wed May 03, 2017 5:06 pm

Several posts were deleted, including my post requesting that people settle down.

Now back to the free agency thread...

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Wed May 10, 2017 7:19 pm

Michael Floyd, WR, Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have signed Michael Floyd to a one-year 1.5 million dollar contract. The total maximum value of the contract can reach as high as $6 million if Floyd meets incentivized criteria.

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by SidestreamFB Pete » Thu May 11, 2017 8:30 pm

To boost spirits about our O-line, here are some undrafted free agent success stories:

- Larry Little - Guard/Tackle - 1967
- Joe Jacoby - Tackle - 1981
- Nate Newton - Gaurd - 1986
- Brian Waters - Guard - 2000
- Jason Peters - Tackle - 2004

Cross your fingers.
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by 808vikingsfan » Mon May 15, 2017 9:10 pm

Aaron Wilson‏@AaronWilson_NFL


Vikings sign guard Freddie Tagaloa after successful rookie minicamp tryout
6'8" / 320lbs
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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by PacificNorseWest » Mon May 15, 2017 9:30 pm

Not very explosive. Slow in run blocking unless it's a down-block. Pass-pro is decent, but I don't know how much he was challenged. Have it, Sparano.

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue May 16, 2017 6:55 am

Either the pic is wrong or the headline. The guy in the pic is wearing a Cal uniform.

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Post by SidestreamFB Pete » Tue May 16, 2017 11:35 am

Just a bad picture selection. He played on UCLA too, not sure why he switched.

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Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread

Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue May 16, 2017 2:03 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote: Either the pic is wrong or the headline. The guy in the pic is wearing a Cal uniform.

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