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2013 NFL Offseason: Minnesota Vikings

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Minnesota Vikings (Last Year: 10-6)

2013 NFL Season Preview:

Veteran Additions:
QB Matt Cassel, WR Greg Jennings, G Seth Olsen, ILB Desmond Bishop.
Early Draft Picks:
DT Sharrif Floyd, CB Xavier Rhodes, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, OLB Gerald Hodges, P Jeff Locke. Vikings Rookie Forecast
Offseason Losses:
WR Percy Harvin, WR Michael Jenkins, G Geoff Schwartz, ILB Jasper Brinkley, CB Antoine Winfield, P Chris Kluwe.

2013 Minnesota Vikings Offense:
Or rather, the "2013 Adrian Peterson Offense." What the man known as "All Day" accomplished last year was truly amazing. Many, including his own positional coach, expected Peterson to begin his season very slowly, perhaps missing some games in the process. Peterson defied all logic and crushed expectations, nearly breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season record for rushing yardage; he gained 2,097 yards and 12 touchdowns on a 6.0 yards-per-carry average.

Some expect Peterson to perhaps take a step backward after shouldering a huge workload, but his 348 attempts didn't even lead the league in 2012. It's most likely that Peterson will have another dominant season, though it's safe to say that he'll be 80 to 90 percent of what he was last year, just based on regression to the mean. Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Dickerson and the other greats didn't gain close to 2,100 yards every season, after all.

With that in mind, someone will need to make up that 10 to 20 percent, plus whatever was lost in the wake of the Percy Harvin trade. The Vikings lost their top play-maker when they dealt him to the Seahawks for the 25th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. They signed Greg Jennings to be their new No. 1 wideout, but the former Packer is overrated because he's injury-prone and always had either Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers throwing the ball to him. Going from those two future Hall of Famers to Christian Ponder is quite a step down.

Ponder will have all the pressure on his shoulders to make up for Peterson and Harvin's lost percentage. He played well at times in 2012, but was extremely inconsistent. For instance, he was a strong 24-of-32 for 221 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over Detroit in Week 10, but he followed that up with a combined 23-of-42, 210 yards, two touchdowns, three interceptions and a lost fumble in two battles against Green Bay and Chicago. Making matters worse, he couldn't play through an injury in the team's only postseason contest. Joe Webb was forced into the lineup, which proved to be disastrous. Scouts and draft analysts called Ponder fragile prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, so he lived down to that description.

Even if Ponder can stay on the field, he'll need to worry about improving his career 6.3 YPA. It'll be difficult for him to do that without Harvin. His No. 2 receiver will eventually be Cordarrelle Patterson, who was chosen in the first round this past April. However, Minnesota's coaching staff is taking things slowly with Patterson because he's so raw. The pathetic Jerome Simpson will likely be the second wideout again this season. Meanwhile, Kyle Rudolph will continue to be a reliable end-zone target for Ponder; the former Notre Dame tight end hauled in a whopping nine touchdowns in 2012.

It's not too promising downfield for the Vikings, but they at least have mostly everything shored up at the line of scrimmage. They spent the fourth-overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft on left tackle Matt Kalil, who is coming off a terrific, three-sack rookie campaign. On the other side, Phil Loadholt was re-signed to a 4-year, $25 million contract on March 12. Loadholt deserved the money; though he was heavily penalized, he blasted open huge running lanes along with stud fullback Jerome Felton.

The interior of the offensive front isn't as good, though center John Sullivan is one of the top players at his position. The guards could stand to be upgraded; both Charlie Johnson and Brandon Fusco underwhelmed last year. Minnesota spent a couple of late-round picks on potential future replacements (Jeff Baca, Travis Bond), but Johnson and Fusco will almost certainly be the starters once again in 2013.





2013 Minnesota Vikings Defense:
The Vikings' front office was extremely busy on March 12. As mentioned, they re-signed Phil Loadholt that day. They also brought back Jerome Felton and several other defenders. Most notably though, they cut long-time Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield in a completely shocking move. Winfield had been a Viking since 2004 and still performed on a very high level in 2012. The release purely had to do with cap implications.

With Winfield gone, Minnesota had to do something about its cornerback situation, given that 2012 third-rounder Josh Robinson struggled immensely in his rookie campaign. The front office spent its second first-round selection - the one it acquired from Seattle for Percy Harvin - on Florida State's Xavier Rhodes, a 6-foot-1 cornerback. He'll start across from Chris Cook, who can be a decent player as long as he stays out of legal trouble. Robinson, meanwhile, will concentrate on slot duties.

The Vikings had to upgrade another spot in their secondary prior to the Winfield release. Harrison Smith turned out to be a great first-round selection last April, but Minnesota didn't have anything next to him at strong safety. Jamarca Sanford was not an every-down player, while Mistral Raymond is a pedestrian defensive back.

Minnesota's secondary could definitely use all the help it can get from the front four again. The team recorded 44 sacks last season, a number that could increase in 2013, thanks to the first initial-round selection, Sharrif Floyd. The Florida prospect's draft-day free fall was inexplicable; he was projected to go third overall to the Raiders, but somehow slipped to No. 23. He and Kevin Williams will create havoc inside for opposing quarterbacks. Williams notched just two sacks in 2012, but was extremely disruptive and opened things up for the defensive ends.

Speaking of which, three Minnesota ends accumulated eight sacks or more last season: Jared Allen (12), Brian Robison (8.5) and Everson Griffen (8). Allen, obviously the best of the bunch, is entering his contract year. Losing him next spring would be devastating, given how consistent he's been in the Twin Cities. Allen has not missed a game and recorded at least 11 sacks per season in each of the five campaigns he has spent with the Vikings.

The weakest part of the Minnesota defense was the linebacking corps prior to a June acquisition. Strongside linebacker Chad Greenway is a solid player, but Erin Henderson is a two-down defender who was being asked to do too much. The Vikings had a huge hole in the middle, so they signed Desmond Bishop. The former Packer missed all of 2012 with a torn hamstring, but was one of the top inside linebackers in the NFL before that. It's unclear if he can transition well into the 4-3, but he'll still be better than what Minnesota initially had.





2013 Minnesota Vikings Schedule and Intangibles:
Minnesota is just 16-53 when playing outdoors the past 11 seasons, including 0-5 in 2012. Perhaps the Vikings should build an outdoor stadium so they can get used to the elements.

Blair Walsh took the league by storm as a rookie last season, drilling 35-of-38 tries, including a perfect 10-of-10 from 50-plus. Punter Chris Kluwe was deemed too much of a distraction and was consequently dumped. The Vikings then spent a fifth-round pick on replacement Jeff Locke.

Percy Harvin is gone, but Minnesota still has a potent return specialist in Marcus Sherels, who took a punt back to the house in 2012. The Vikings did not surrender a score to the opposition.

Minnesota has to battle six teams that made the playoffs between Weeks 8 and 16. Think that's tough? Well, that doesn't even include matchups against the Bears (twice), Steelers (in London), Panthers and Giants.



2013 Minnesota Vikings Rookies:
Go here for the Vikings Rookie Forecast, a page with predictions like which rookie will bust and which rookie will become a solid starter.



2013 Minnesota Vikings Positional Rankings (1-5 stars):

Quarterbacks
Offensive Line
Secondary
Running Backs
Defensive Line
Special Teams
Receivers
Linebackers
Coaching


2013 Minnesota Vikings Analysis: The Vikings barely clawed their way into the playoffs last year despite seeing their star player have one of the all-time great seasons. Adrian Peterson will need to duplicate that feat unless Christian Ponder improves by a decent amount and the schedule proves itself to not be as tough as it's perceived to be. Given all of that, it's unlikely that Minnesota will be in the playoffs again this year.

Projection: 8-8 (TBA in NFC North)


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studyed the Vikings 04-29-2014 11:10 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.132 (total posts: 1)
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9-7 recorded if d plays better then last year ( less the what seemed like a rd on the list drive of every game) and a QB who can throw for 200 2 touchdowns no picks and complete 60 percent. Then I think 9-7 is doable with there schedule.
J 04-22-2014 11:24 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.62 (total posts: 2)
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They do need the quarterback for the future, not sure if any in the draft should be starting as rookies. That being said at pick #8 should be a 1st year starter. Wouldn't mind if Spielman does what he has done the previous 2 drafts and trade back into the end of the 1st round and grab a QB especially if a few of the other teams that need a quarterback decide to wait till the 2nd round.
@J 04-04-2014 08:07 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.16 (total posts: 1)
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The correct needs list is as follows.
1. QB - Cassel could set INT record with Turner, the Vikings need an actual signal caller. Unless if Mack/Clowney/Watkins fall, pick 8 should be a QB.
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4. LB - Competition. I believe Mauti/Cole and Hodges could certainly start, but competition is needed for Hodges at least. Certainly not passing if Mack is available at 8. More likely, Telvin Smith with one of the 3rds.

5. LG - We'll all watched CJ play LG for 2 years. He's still not an average LG. Upgrade could definitely be used. Gabe Jackson in Round 3 a good target.

6. CB - Munnerlyn is best playing the slot. An outside guy should be added. If Fuller is available at 40, no brainer.

7. WR - An outside threat is needed. With Jennings and Wright to man the slots, CPat needs a running mate on the outside. Expect someone to slide to the Vikings 4th, otherwise Janis/Davis Round 5 are good options.

8. RB - Gotta replace Toby. Asiata's 3 yards per carry aren't gonna get it done for an offense still predicated on running the football. There will be a good option available, probably round 7, or even UDFA. Deep draft that won't start very high up the board.

9. S - There are about 6 safeties in the draft as good as Jamarca Sanford. If the value's right...sure, why not. If an ugly draft board hits, Bucannon is a possibility as early as 40. Depth really is not needed at this position.

10. UT - Need a back-up for Floyd, and insurance in case if he busts, which he hinted in 2013 that he might. With better value at NT in the mid-late rounds, the Vikings could address NT and ask Evans to back-up UT for 2014.
J 03-28-2014 04:27 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.62 (total posts: 2)
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After free agent signings the biggest holes are at 1.linebacker, 2.safety, and 3.qb with depth needed at G,RB,WR,DLine and CB. That being said trading down to say 22 with the Eagles, you may still have a chance to draft Mosley or Shazier at LB, Pryor at Safety, Carr at QB, Roby or Verrett at CB. The Vikings biggest needs and the players available at 8 just don't seem to match up.
TR 03-21-2014 09:26 am xxx.xxx.xxx4.97 (total posts: 3)
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Someone needs to take a closer look at the Vikings' roster. OLB is a huge need for this squad, almost as important as QB since no one proved to be much good there last season. Another Corner will help, but with Mennerlyn, and if Cox can bounce back, this can be addressed a little later in the draft. Competition at G and S can be used, and depth at DL, RB and WR is needed.
watched every game for last 5 years 03-21-2014 12:07 am xxx.xxx.xxx.141 (total posts: 2)
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They have got back the people they wanted back.
go Vikings 03-21-2014 12:06 am xxx.xxx.xxx.141 (total posts: 2)
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Go Vikings
Vikes fan 03-19-2014 09:37 am xxx.xxx.xxx.131 (total posts: 1)
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Team Needs:

1. QB, obv
2. LB, Greenway is the only one shown to be above average and he is getting old. The LB core is quite the clusterfrack right now.
3. CB, not sure one can trust Cox as the corner across from Rhodes. Nobody can be surprised if he flops.
4. Safety, would be nice to upgrade Jamarca Sanford.
5. Guard, only weakness on the line
6. Defensive end, Griffen will replace Allen just fine, just would be nice to have the depth we had before.
7. Running back, to back up AD and be better than Asiata.
Nick Cahill 02-17-2014 09:43 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.254 (total posts: 1)
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I agree with most points, but I think corner back should be the top need of the team instead of quarterback. I know most of the other fans will disagree with me, but think about it; Going into next season if we do not sign or draft a good corner we will have Rhodes as our number 1 which I am happy with as of now, as our number 2 corner we would be using Josh Robinson who was rated as the worst slot corner in the league before his injury, and our slot corner would be Sherels who I personally like, but should not be the starter in a position of that importance. We were actually quite good on offense last season believe it or not. We actually scored more then Seattle last season. I know the quarterback position is a huge need for us at the moment especially as Ponder is the only QB we have under contract, but I think we should only draft a QB in the first round if we can get Manziel, Bortles, or Bridgewater, otherwise I say we sign a veteran QB like Cassel, or even Vick then draft Garappolo or Mettenberger or Carr if he drops that far in the second round.
hawkeye pierce MD 02-11-2014 02:29 am xxx.xxx.xxx5.17 (total posts: 1)
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if the seahawks can win a super bowl....come on....you have had how many decades to get it together?

pathetic
Sam 01-19-2014 02:41 am xxx.xxx.xxx.120 (total posts: 1)
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1/ Mitchell played WLB not SLB
2/Charlie was lousy LT/LG
3/Why the hell they need WR!
Do your homework 1st!
J.D 01-17-2014 12:24 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.139 (total posts: 1)
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Re-sign Marcus Sherels, Everson Grffen, either Marvin Mitchell or Desmond Bisop, (preferably D.B) Jerome Simpson perhaps Fred Evans and I would Jared Allen to come back but I doubt that will happen everyone else can be cut
Kevin 01-12-2014 11:10 am xxx.xxx.xxx67.0 (total posts: 2)
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Could mention MLB if you like instead of PR, but with the vast number of other holes, I'm surprising comfortable with Cole/Mauti heading into 2014. Once some of the other spots get filled via the free agency dollars Jared frees up, this may make the needs list.
Kevin 01-12-2014 11:08 am xxx.xxx.xxx67.0 (total posts: 2)
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Time to drop a bit of knowledge on the maker of this list....

1. QB, Back-up QB, 3rd string QB
2. DT (Actually need 2, 1 starter if we stay 4-3), I expect both KWill and Evans to leave.
3. CB (Another spot we could use 2)
4. OLB (Erin is getting cut, and Mitchell isn't an NFL starter, not to mention Greenway who graded out as one of the worst OLBs in football by PFF)
5. DE - Everson and Jared are both free agents, if both leave a starter is needed.
6. OG - We should've replaced CJ last year, after another terrible year, I'm glad his contract is up.
7. WR - Should find a replacement for Simpson...shouldn't be hard.
8. RB - Replacement for Toby
9. PR - Sherels is a free agent, but likely to be retained.
Gong Show 01-12-2014 09:17 am xxx.xxx.xxx.141 (total posts: 1)
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They could probably use a head coach too.





2013 NFL Draft Grade: A-

Please note that the overall grade is not an average of all the individual grades. Other things are taken into account like team needs and goals.

Goals Entering the 2013 NFL Draft: It's all about replacing recently departed players for the Vikings. Percy Harvin was traded, so a receiver is needed despite the signing of Greg Jennings. Antoine Winfield was released on March 12, so a replacement has to be found. Pat Williams hasn't been around since 2010, but Minnesota still hasn't found his replacement. Jasper Brinkley leaving for Arizona has created an even larger hole at middle linebacker, but this was an area that had to be addressed when he was on the roster.

2013 NFL Draft Accomplishments: I don't think the Vikings ever imagined that Sharrif Floyd would be available to them at No. 23. Expected by many to go third overall, Floyd's draft-day tumble was inexplicable. Minnesota now has the potential to be as strong in the interior as it was in the Williams Wall days.

The Vikings' other two first-rounders were also solid. Xavier Rhodes fills a need at corner, while Cordarrelle Patterson has tons of upside. Patterson could very easily be deemed a bust in the future - and he'll never reach his full statistical potential because of Christian Ponder's limitations - but he's worth the risk. I'm normally not crazy about teams moving up, but Minnesota could afford it because it had tons of other picks.

Speaking of the other selections, I was a huge fan of what the Vikings did on the third day, save for their pick of punter Jeff Locke. The best choice was Michael Mauti. He was regarded as a second- or a third-round prospect prior to tearing his ACL. If he can recover, he could definitely be in the starting lineup come 2014.

Minnesota did a very good job this weekend. It fill needs with quality talents and only really reached for one player.



2013 NFL Draft Individual Grades:

23. Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida: A+ Grade
Wow, I forgot Sharrif Floyd was available. I feel like some of the other teams like the Bears, Giants and Cowboys did as well. This is the best pick in the 2013 NFL Draft thus far. Floyd is a stud interior pass-rusher who could have easily gone No. 3 to the Raiders. But as we see every year, great prospects fall because dumb teams are picking at the top of the draft.

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25. Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State: B Grade
Xavier Rhodes was mocked as early as No. 12 throughout this process, so he definitely provides good value at No. 25. However, the Vikings run the type of defense that allows teams to pass on corners in the first round. Minnesota probably should have filled other needs like receiver. That said, this is still a solid selection because Rhodes could be considered the best player available.

29. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee: B- Grade
The 29th and 52nd choices are swapped between Minnesota and New England, so the Vikings are essentially giving up third- and fourth-rounders for this choice. They better make it count, so why not go for the home run with Cordarrelle Patterson? Minnesota desperately needed receiving help after losing Percy Harvin. Patterson is raw - which is why he dropped to No. 29 - but he has so much potential. The problem is that the Vikings don't have a quarterback to get him the football.

120. Gerald Hodges, OLB, Penn State: B Grade
The Vikings haven't picked in nearly 100 selections, but they continue to draft well. Gerald Hodges fits the range and definitely fills a need, as Minnesota's linebacking corps needs major retooling.

155. Jeff Locke, P, UCLA: D Grade
I'm not a fan of drafting a punter in the first five rounds, especially when a punter isn't needed. Maybe the Vikings have grown tired of Chris Kluwe's Twitter antics, but it's still not a reason to take a punter at this point. It's like drafting a kicker in the 11th round of your fantasy league.

196. Jeff Baca, G, UCLA: B Grade
Pegged as a sixth-round prospect, Jeff Baca should compete for a starting guard job eventually. The position is very weak for Minnesota, so Baca could be an upgrade.

213. Michael Mauti, ILB, Penn State: A Grade
Maybe I'm biased as a Penn State alumnus, but I love Michael Mauti. He's an instinctive linebacker with tremendous leadership ability; he kept the team together in the wake of the sex scandal. He would have been a second-day pick had he not torn his ACL. It wouldn't surprise me if Mauti eventually emerged as the starter.

214. Travis Bond, G, North Carolina: B Grade
Another guard? Well, Minnesota needed two of them. Travis Bond makes sense in the seventh round.

229. Everett Dawkins, DT, Florida State: A Grade
Kevin Williams will likely be gone next year, so another defensive tackle makes sense. Everett Dawkins was considered a mid-round prospect, so he's a bit of a steal here.



Season Summary:
Adrian Peterson took the Vikings on a magical ride in 2012, reaching the playoffs and falling just nine yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season record. Unfortunately, it quickly came to an end when Christian Ponder was ruled out of the wild-card postseason matchup at Green Bay. As great as Peterson is, the Vikings' Super Bowl hopes depend on Ponder because this is a quarterback-driven league.






Offseason Moves:
  • Vikings sign ILB Desmond Bishop
  • Raiders sign P Chris Kluwe
  • Vikings cut P Chris Kluwe
  • Seahawks sign CB Antoine Winfield
  • Patriots sign WR Michael Jenkins
  • Vikings sign G Seth Olsen
  • Vikings sign WR Greg Jennings
  • Vikings sign QB Matt Cassel
  • Chiefs sign G Geoff Schwartz
  • Cardinals sign ILB Jasper Brinkley
  • Vikings re-sign FB Jerome Felton
  • Vikings re-sign OLB Erin Henderson
  • Vikings cut CB Antoine Winfield
  • Vikings re-sign S Jamarca Sanford
  • Vikings re-sign OT Phil Loadholt
  • Vikings re-sign C Joe Burger
  • Vikings re-sign WR Jerome Simpson
  • Seahawks acquire WR Percy Harvin from Vikings for 2013 1st-, 7th-rounders; 2014 mid-rounder
  • Vikings tender CB A.J. Jefferson
  • Vikings cut WR Michael Jenkins


    Team Needs:
    1. Two Wide Receivers: Percy Harvin was traded to the Seahawks, so two of these will have to be obtained. Christian Ponder needs someone to throw to. He won't ever develop as well as Minnesota would like if he has to keep airing it out to bums like Jerome Simpson and Michael Jenkins. The front office should have plenty of receivers to choose from at Nos. 23 and 25 overall. Drafted Cordarrelle Patterson; signed Greg Jennings; re-signed Jerome Simpson

    2. Two Linebackers: Jasper Brinkley is one of the worst starting middle linebackers in football. He's a free agent anyway, as is Erin Henderson, who is just an average starter. Signed Desmon Bishop; re-signed Erin Henderson; drafted Gerald Hodges

    3. Defensive Tackle: Letroy Guion did not get the job done next to Kevin Williams. The Vikings could go after a nose tackle early in the 2013 NFL Draft. Johnathan Jenkins would make sense with the 23rd pick. Drafted Sharrif Floyd

    4. Cornerback: Antoine Winfield has been released. Some corner depth will have to be added. The Vikings, who considered Morris Claiborne at No. 3 overall last April, will have to find a new corner. Drafted Xavier Rhodes

    5. Two Guards: It's amazing that Adrian Peterson nearly broke Eric Dickerson's record running behind two pedestrian guards. Charlie Johnson and Brandon Fusco can both be upgraded. Signed Seth Olsen

    6. Safety: Harrison Smith deserves Rookie of the Year consideration, but he's the only talented safety on Minnesota's roster.

    7. Right Tackle: Phil Loadholt's contract is up. He's a forceful right tackle who should be retained. Re-signed Phil Loadholt

    8. Quarterback: The Vikings need to bring in someone to at least challenge Ponder. Joe Webb has no future as an NFL signal-caller. Signed Matt Cassel

    9. Fullback: Jerome Felton is one of the top fullbacks in the NFL. He must be re-signed. Re-signed Jerome Felton





    2013 NFL Free Agent Signings:
    1. Desmond Bishop, ILB, Packers. Age: 29.
      Signed with Vikings (1 year, $1.5 million)

      Desmond Bishop was released for some strange reason. He's one of the better 3-4 inside linebackers in the NFL, though he missed all of 2012 with a torn hamstring.

    2. Greg Jennings, WR, Packers. Age: 29.
      Signed with Vikings

      Greg Jennings is a talented receiver, but he may be overvalued because he's always worked with either Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers. Plus, he tends to get banged up quite frequently.

    3. Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs. Age: 31.
      Signed with Vikings

      Matt Cassel has proven that he can take a team to the playoffs if he has terrific coaching and great personnel around him. Everything has to be perfect. But even then, he can't advance in the postseason because of his physical limitations. All Cassel should have been this whole time is a top-notch backup.

    4. Seth Olsen (RFA), G, Colts. Age: 27. -- Signed with Vikings



    Minnesota Vikings Free Agents:

    Salary Cap: TBA.
    1. Jerome Felton, FB, Vikings. Age: 27.
      Arguably the top fullback in all of football, Jerome Felton paved the way for Adrian Peterson's near-record-breaking season.

    2. Phil Loadholt, OT, Vikings. Age: 27.
      Re-signed with Vikings

      Phil Loadholt was one of the most penalized linemen in the NFL this past season (11 penalties), but he made up for it with his powerful run-blocking and sound pass protection.

    3. Antoine Winfield, CB, Vikings. Age: 36.
      Signed with Seahawks (1 year)

      Antoine Winfield has enjoyed a great career, but it's quickly coming to an end. Turning 36 in June, Winfield was demoted out of full-time duties at the end of this past season even though he had been playing well. Winfield may still have one strong year left in the tank, but as we saw in the AFC divisional round with Champ Bailey, old corners could fall off without any warning.

    4. Chris Kluwe, P, Vikings. Age: 31.
      Signed with Raiders (1 year)

      Some will say that Chris Kluwe was released because he was just 17th in net punting last year, but the reality is that his controversial tweets were viewed as a distraction.

    5. Erin Henderson, OLB, Vikings. Age: 27.
      Re-signed with Vikings (2 years)

      A quality run-defender, Erin Henderson should be limited to two downs because he can be exposed in coverage.

    6. Jamarca Sanford, S, Vikings. Age: 28. -- Re-signed with Vikings (2 years)
    7. Jasper Brinkley, ILB, Vikings. Age: 28. -- Signed with Cardinals (2 years)
    8. Jerome Simpson, WR, Vikings. Age: 27. -- Re-signed with Vikings (1 year)
    9. Geoff Schwartz, G/OT, Vikings. Age: 27. -- Signed with Chiefs
    10. A.J. Jefferson (RFA), CB, Vikings. Age: 25. -- Tendered by Vikings (original)
    11. Michael Jenkins, WR, Vikings. Age: 31. -- Signed with Patriots
    12. Devin Aromashodu, WR, Vikings. Age: 29.
    13. Marvin Mitchell, ILB, Vikings. Age: 28.
    14. Joe Berger, C, Vikings. Age: 31. -- Re-signed with Vikings (1 year)


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