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    Vikes decide not to match Browns' offer to Russell

    MINNEAPOLIS - Restricted free agent safety Brian Russell will play for Cleveland, after the Minnesota Vikings decided Thursday not to match the Browns' offer.

    Russell, who started at safety the past two seasons, signed an offer sheet for a two-year contract with the Browns last week. Minnesota's vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski said Thursday the team would not be matching it.


    The Vikings, who signed former Green Bay free safety Darren Sharper last month, had tendered Russell the minimum one-year qualifying offer of $656,000.


    Cleveland has released both of its starting safeties since the beginning of last year, Robert Griffith and Earl Little.


    Russell, a former quarterback at Penn who transferred to San Diego State and began his NFL career in 2001 on Minnesota's practice squad, tied for the league lead with nine interceptions in 2003. He had just one interception last season, and the Vikings were disappointed with his tackling and coverage.


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    Re: Vikes decide not to match Browns' offer to Russell

    Sorry, didnt see it in other forum.


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    Re: Vikes decide not to match Browns' offer to Russell

    BTW I dig the sig GMTT

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