Linval Joseph gets an extension

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Linval Joseph gets an extension

Post by Maelstrom88 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:38 pm

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... NQ&ampcf=1

Really glad they've locked up some of the defensive core players.
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Post by Texas Vike » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:53 pm

Excellent news!
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:26 am

I like this but my concern is they are focusing a lot on defense now and almost not at all on offense. They need to extend Bradford,or I fear all of this money they are spending is a huge waste. I think they are putting way too many eggs in the Teddy Bridgewater basket right now.

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Post by Maelstrom88 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:24 pm

Eh, I think they have accepted that Teddy is a long shot to ever play again and they want to see more of Sam before locking him into a long term deal. I'm ok with it.
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:26 pm

Linval Hungry, as Pete Bercich calls him, won't have to go hungry now.
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Post by S197 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:41 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:I like this but my concern is they are focusing a lot on defense now and almost not at all on offense. They need to extend Bradford,or I fear all of this money they are spending is a huge waste. I think they are putting way too many eggs in the Teddy Bridgewater basket right now.

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I think they're trying to front load contracts so they can sign him.

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:03 pm

S197 wrote:I think they're trying to front load contracts so they can sign him.

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Re: Linval Joseph gets an extension

Post by S197 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:06 pm

Ya not sure he gets extended before that
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:27 am

PurpleMustReign wrote:I like this but my concern is they are focusing a lot on defense now and almost not at all on offense. They need to extend Bradford,or I fear all of this money they are spending is a huge waste. I think they are putting way too many eggs in the Teddy Bridgewater basket right now.

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These are actually money-saving moves (and pretty savvy by the Vikings IMO).
ESPN.com wrote:For the first time in their history, the Vikings extended the contract of a player -- actually, two -- who had more than one year remaining before expiration. Most teams hold a hard line on the one-year mark, hoping to avoid a precedent that would prompt other players to line up for early re-negotiations.

In this scenario, however, the Vikings approached defensive end Everson Griffen and nose tackle Linval Joseph with early offers. Both players would have been under contract through the 2018 season, but both are under 30 and the Vikings knew their prices would only rise if they waited until next summer. In exchange for the premature deals, the Vikings received early cost certainty and a discount off what each player was likely to command next year.
More at the link.
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PurpleMustReign wrote:I like this but my concern is they are focusing a lot on defense now and almost not at all on offense. They need to extend Bradford,or I fear all of this money they are spending is a huge waste. I think they are putting way too many eggs in the Teddy Bridgewater basket right now.

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Post by mansquatch » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:48 am

Who outside of the QB is up for a contract?

The QB situation is a more complicated than it seems on the surface, at least in my opinion. Lots of unanswered questions regard TB and his future. Also lots of questions on Bradford. If they lock one of them up, they they are set on a path. The question is, which is the right path in the LONG term?

There is risk to them waiting to sign. But there is also risk to them hurrying to sign. I like that they are waiting.
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Re: Linval Joseph gets an extension

Post by S197 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:10 pm

mansquatch wrote:Who outside of the QB is up for a contract?

The QB situation is a more complicated than it seems on the surface, at least in my opinion. Lots of unanswered questions regard TB and his future. Also lots of questions on Bradford. If they lock one of them up, they they are set on a path. The question is, which is the right path in the LONG term?

There is risk to them waiting to sign. But there is also risk to them hurrying to sign. I like that they are waiting.
Most free agents have some sort of replacement on the team already: McKinnon, Berger, Easton, Shariff Floyd, Sherels, Newman. They locked up the major ones they needed to.

While still under contract, it's likely Diggs and Hunter will need to be renegotiated.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:01 pm

Is Shari Floyd still. On the team?

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Post by S197 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:57 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:Is Shari Floyd still. On the team?

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Yes. He's on something similar to the PUP but for non-football related injuries. Forget the exact acronym.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:38 pm

S197 wrote: Yes. He's on something similar to the PUP but for non-football related injuries. Forget the exact acronym.
Will he play this year?

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