Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    michaelmazid is offline Team Alumni
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    2,876

    Ken Irvin restructures deal, Joins the vikings

    Irvin Restructures Deal

    Viking Update Staff - Scout.com
    May 2, 2005 at 4:13am ET
    A year ago, the Vikings had an upset backup cornerback and said "our way or the highway." A year later, the team is whistling a different tune -- with a guy deeper on the depth chart than the last contestant on "Who'll Blink First?"

    Disgruntled Vikings CB Ken Irvin is less disgruntled today - agreeing to a restructured contract that, if his ruptured right Achilles doesn't flare up again, will pay him $1 million for 2005.

    Irvin was slated to make $1.5 million this year, but the signing of CB Fred Smoot and S Darren Sharper left Irvin with two viable options if everyone is healthy - fourth corner or third safety.

    A similar scenario happened a year ago when Denard Walker was not only replaced in the starting lineup by Antoine Winfield , but essentially told he would be competing more with Rushen Jones than he would Brian Williams . Within days we learned the name of Walker's agent and the story he had to tell. At that time, Mike Tice had a "take or leave it" policy and allowed Walker to leave town without compensation - seeing as what Phillip Buchanon fetched on the open market, perhaps not the wisest move.

    The signing of Irvin is important in two respects. First, it shows the Vikings have softened on the "take it or shove it" proposals. Second, it shows that players will accept a role on this version of the Vikings in the belief that a role player on a very good team is better than being a nickel back on a .500 team while hoping for an injury.

    MONDAY NOTES
    * With the close of minicamp Sunday, the Vikings are off the practice field until May 16 - the first day of a series of developmental camps over the next month.
    * Tice indicated Sunday he wants DT Kevin Williams to lose some weight between now and training camp - hoping that if he is closer to 300 pounds than his published weight of 311, he can be a fraction of a second quicker off the snap. The move, from what VU is being told, was predicated on the signing of nose tackle Pat Williams and drafting of DE Erasmus James .
    * Marcus Johnson continued to work at right tackle Sunday at minicamp, fueling speculation that he may be more liable to compete with Mike Rosenthal in training camp than Adam Goldberg at left guard.
    * In the last four years, 13 of the NFL's 32 teams have drafted a quarterback in the first round - with the Redskins trying it twice. In the same span, 10 running backs have been taken on the first round.
    * Cornerback was king of the 2005 draft with 31 players listed at that position taken over draft weekend. It tied wide receiver for the top number of selections, but 31 wideouts was the least number taken in the draft in the last five years, while 31 corners is the highest total since the draft was reduced to seven rounds.
    * Of the 31 corners taken, they were selected by just 20 teams. The Broncos used their first three selections on CBs, while the Colts and Raiders used their first two picks on the position and Denny Green used two of his top three there. On the other end of the spectrum, the Bucs were one of 12 teams that didn't take a cornerback - and they had 12 picks.

  2. #2
    mark is offline Asst. Coach
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    541

    Re: Ken Irvin restructures deal, Joins the vikings

    Thats great news.Now we have 4 solid corners
    <!--
    sig -->

  3. #3
    smoot2boot's Avatar
    smoot2boot is offline Rookie
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    127

    Re: Ken Irvin restructures deal, Joins the vikings

    Irvin at #4 means we got some depth at a critical position
    God, I hate you Joe Buck!

  4. #4
    michaelmazid is offline Team Alumni
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    2,876

    Re: Ken Irvin restructures deal, Joins the vikings

    Just think, Two years ago we had no corners. Now we might be the deepest team in the position. That's why I love Parody. Now, lets get ourseleves a Super Bowl Ring.

  5. #5
    Pigskin Bigs Guest

    Re: Ken Irvin restructures deal, Joins the vikings

    It's great to keep the experience of Ken Irvin on the team. I'd like to see if his achilles holds up this year. It will help him not to be playing on every down and he may flourish in his new role...if he wins the job! It was a smart move on his part to restructure his deal.

  6. #6
    cajunvike's Avatar
    cajunvike is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    32,063

    Re: Ken Irvin restructures deal, Joins the vikings

    "michaelmazid" wrote:
    Just think, Two years ago we had no corners. Now we might be the deepest team in the position. That's why I love Parody. Now, lets get ourseleves a Super Bowl Ring.
    I love PARODY as much as the next guy...but sometimes you gotta get serious! :lol:

    As far as PARITY is concerned, it allows all teams to climb back into the playoff picture very quickly, eliminating long stretches of crappy teams (e.g., the Bungles, etc.). :grin:
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

  7. #7
    VKG4LFE's Avatar
    VKG4LFE is offline Jersey Retired Tetris Champion, Monkey GO Happy 4 Champion
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Hartford, WI
    Posts
    16,003

    Re: Ken Irvin restructures deal, Joins the vikings

    "Pigskin Bigs" wrote:
    It's great to keep the experience of Ken Irvin on the team. I'd like to see if his achilles holds up this year. It will help him not to be playing on every down and he may flourish in his new role...if he wins the job! It was a smart move on his part to restructure his deal.

    It didn't hold up during warm-ups of the first game! I wouldn't be surprised if it got hurt again! As good as Irvin may be he has been injury prone for us.

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

  8. #8
    michaelmazid is offline Team Alumni
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    2,876

    Re: Ken Irvin restructures deal, Joins the vikings

    "VKG4LFE" wrote:
    "Pigskin Bigs" wrote:
    It's great to keep the experience of Ken Irvin on the team. I'd like to see if his achilles holds up this year. It will help him not to be playing on every down and he may flourish in his new role...if he wins the job! It was a smart move on his part to restructure his deal.

    It didn't hold up during warm-ups of the first game! I wouldn't be surprised if it got hurt again! As good as Irvin may be he has been injury prone for us.
    Man, you guys make it seem like his achilles is made of spagetii. The field was back last year, thats why he got hurt.

  9. #9
    LuckyVike's Avatar
    LuckyVike is offline Team Alumni
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    2,785

    Re: Ken Irvin restructures deal, Joins the vikings

    Sounds good. Nice solid back ups always make me happy!
    The best part of my day is when I get down on my knees, with my head in my hands, and thank GOD for everything he has given me.

  10. #10
    ultravikingfan's Avatar
    ultravikingfan is offline Administrator
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    24,514

    Re: Ken Irvin restructures deal, Joins the vikings

    I am just gald we have some solid depth now. Our chances for a run at the big one are getting better every week!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Will megamall deal usher in a stadium deal for Vikings?
    By singersp in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-23-2008, 04:49 AM
  2. Tapeh joins Vikings
    By cogitans in forum Vikings Offseason/Draft/FA Forum
    Replies: 94
    Last Post: 02-29-2008, 02:57 PM
  3. Chiefs FB Richardson joins Vikings
    By PurpleMafia in forum Vikings Offseason/Draft/FA Forum
    Replies: 82
    Last Post: 03-24-2006, 05:50 PM
  4. Vikings sign qb JT O Sullivan and release CB Ken Irvin
    By TARKenton in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-09-2005, 01:44 AM
  5. Johnstone stays, Ken Irvin close to deal
    By hawaiianvike21 in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-20-2003, 08:27 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •