YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!! THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!
I guess emailing him at his website worked :twisted:
the second time in less than a week that I am doing a little dance over our free agnecy!!!!!
Tank The Vike...that has a nice ring to it!!!
Instant upgrade if he comes back strong from the ACL injury!!!
Sorry CC21! :lol:
[size=18px]Vikings Ink McMahon, Williams[/size]
By Tim Yotter
Date: Mar 23, 2006
The Vikings signed backup quarterback Mike McMahon and strong safety Tank Williams on Thursday.
A league source has confirmed to scout.com that the Vikings signed quarterback Mike McMahon to a two-year contract and a team source announced the signing of strong safety Tank Williams.
According to ESPN, McMahon's contract is worth $2 million, with $400,000 up front and an additional $300,000 roster bonus next spring.
McMahon, a 6-foot-2, 215-pounder, enters his sixth year in the NFL after playing four years in Detroit and last year in Philadelphia. It was in Philadelphia that McMahon played for new Vikings head coach Brad Childress, who was the offensive coordinator last year for the Eagles.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very detailed and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s straightforward,Ã¢â‚¬Â McMahon said of Childress. Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not going to feed you any lines. He knows the offense inside and out. He was calling plays in preseason and at the end of the year, and I just know how dedicated he is to his work.Ã¢â‚¬Â
McMahon has 14 career starts, seven of those coming last year while filling in for an injured Donovan McNabb. In Philadelphia, he completed 45.4 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and eight interceptions with a 55.2 passer rating.
For his career, he has a 44.5 completion percentage, 15 touchdowns and 21 interceptionsÃ¢â‚¬â€a 55.1 passer rating.
McMahon was scheduled to meet with the Denver Broncos Thursday, but the Vikings' signing beat them to the punch. He is expecting to compete for the No. 2 spot in Minnesota.
Williams is a 6-foot-3, 223-pound strong safety who spent his first four years in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans after being a 2002 second-round draft pick. He has averaged 66 tackles and 1.25 interceptions per season, but he hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t received much interest in the free agent market, possibly because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered on Nov. 14, 2004.
Williams is expected to compete with Willie Offord, who is coming of an ACL tear last year, for the starting spot at strong safety.
The Vikings had serious interest in safeties Will Demps and Dexter Jackson, who each signed with other teams last week. Demps signed a five-year contract with the Giants and Jackson signed a four-year deal with the Bengals.
This signing almost definitely makes us #1 in FA...the icing on the cake would be Steve Neal or Jon Runyan...or BOTH!!! :grin:
NICE!!!!!!!!!!!! :headbang: :cheers: Will be a great addition.