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Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue May 29, 2018 4:08 pm

Mychal Kendricks officially visiting the Vikings. Doesn’t surprise me. This would be a great under the radar signing. I personally don’t see any way he doesn’t sign here given his brother just signed a huge extension. We’d have some solid depth at LB. Kendricks is similar to Barr IMO but a much better tackler
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue May 29, 2018 4:11 pm

Kendricks is currently visiting with us right now. Also has a visit with the raiders and browns but I doubt he leaves Minnesota and it doesn’t surprise me that it’s his first visit.

I mean you get to play with your brother, you’re on the #1 defense in the nfl, we are a super bowl contender, etc.

What do the browns and raiders have to offer?......

Put it in the books
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Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread

Post by S197 » Tue May 29, 2018 4:16 pm

I just saw that too but how the hell do we afford him? 1-year deal?
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue May 29, 2018 5:36 pm

I want to see the Kendricks brothers and Barr but I doubt that happens.
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Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread

Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue May 29, 2018 7:04 pm

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I just saw that too but how the hell do we afford him? 1-year deal?
Yeah. Don't see it happening. There's no room for him in this lineup, unless they're shipping Barr somewhere.
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Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed May 30, 2018 7:22 am

S197 wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 4:16 pm
I just saw that too but how the hell do we afford him? 1-year deal?
I mean overthecap.com shows that we have $17 mill in cap space. I dont see any way we couldnt afford him
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed May 30, 2018 7:24 am

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Tue May 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Yeah. Don't see it happening. There's no room for him in this lineup, unless they're shipping Barr somewhere.
If we are only going to sign him on a 1 year deal I dont see any way he wouldnt just replace Gedeon. Zimmer is known for moving guys around as well in sub packages. That's a possibility as well. Either way, we dont have a ton of depth there right now.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed May 30, 2018 7:27 am

Surprisingly he just left without a contract and rotoworld says Eric was featured in the recruiting efforts. One of two things will happen, he either signs today or tomorrow before going on visits or ends up taking these visits. I guess I just dont see how he passes up a super bowl contending team that has his brother on it for a team like the Raiders or Browns.
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Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed May 30, 2018 7:29 am

I just looked and Kendricks was the #9 SLB according to PFF last year as well. Man signing him to an already loaded defense would just be the cherry on top. I can just about guarantee Zim will find a way to effectively use both Kendricks brothers and Barr as much as possible.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed May 30, 2018 7:37 am

Chris Tomasson just reported that Kendricks said after his visit with the Vikings that it would be a "dream come true" and "awesome" to join his brother in Minnesota

Also reported by Tomasson: Kendricks said he doesnt believe the Vikings have made an offer yet.

When asked how hard Eric is recruiting him: "He's doing all that he can....He's let me know what the teams all about...but he knows in the end I'm going to make my decision based off the things that are presented to me".
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Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread

Post by S197 » Wed May 30, 2018 2:56 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:22 am
I mean overthecap.com shows that we have $17 mill in cap space. I dont see any way we couldnt afford him
For a year, assuming we don't extend anyone. That number doesn't factor in Hughes' contract either. Looking beyond that though, it gets messy. If we don't sign Diggs, our WR corp is basically Thielen, Treadwell and Coley. Wright and King are on 1-year deals. Everyone else is UDFA/bubble types. On DL both Hunter and Richardson are gone after this year, that's 50% of the line. On OL, Easton is gone after this year and so is Compton and Hill. That could very well be two starters. Murray is also going to be gone leaving only Cook in the backfield. And of course Barr.

Obviously we will resign at least a few of these guys but my point is we have a lot of guys on 1-year deals and not just backups. Adding another player to a 1-year deal doesn't make a whole lot of sense especially with the limited amount of time this defense plays base. Gedeon far exceeding expectations last year. He wasn't great but I think he was the #4 rated LB against the run for 4-3 LB's.

As mentioned, short of us saying we're moving on from Barr or Kendricks taking a hefty pay cut, this move doesn't make sense to me.
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Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread

Post by jackal » Wed May 30, 2018 4:51 pm

Just an insider report on Hill

He got treatment on his own and
has latched onto veterans and working
hard. The Vikings paid him 75 K in
Quaranteed money.

I am thinking we got a possible pro
bowler for almost nothing.

6'2 4.48 /40 time
Physical in man coverage
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Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread

Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed May 30, 2018 9:05 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:24 am
If we are only going to sign him on a 1 year deal I dont see any way he wouldnt just replace Gedeon. Zimmer is known for moving guys around as well in sub packages. That's a possibility as well. Either way, we dont have a ton of depth there right now.
I don't think M. Kendricks is looking to play in special packages. I believe he wants to play every down.
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Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread

Post by Norv Zimmer » Wed May 30, 2018 9:12 pm

I don't know how we have room for Kendricks, there is no way they give up on Gedeon he is our top performer on special teams. The only way is if they move Barr.
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Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed May 30, 2018 10:18 pm

Norv Zimmer wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 9:12 pm
I don't know how we have room for Kendricks, there is no way they give up on Gedeon he is our top performer on special teams. The only way is if they move Barr.
They wouldn’t give up on Gedeon. It’s just he wouldn’t start. Nobody said he would be cut
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