I hate to say it, but I am not sure we are signing Birk. I think Fowler is in the mix as a replacement for the future. I am not saying he is better, it is just a gut feeling. Why didn't the want to re-up his contract?
Just a food for though question!
I want Birk back!
I'm pretty sure Birk will be back. They didn't "re-up" his contract because that has never been done before and didn't want to set a new presidence (sp?). I think its clear that Birk is needed, plus I don't beleive his contract is up for acouple years anyways. I don't blame the vikings for not taking him up on his offer, but it would have been nice.