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    Re: Economic challenges will not prevent Minnesota Vikings from pursuing expensi

    FA market from the Bears perspective:

    [size=13pt]BEARS IN BRIEF: Free-agent options get slimmer[/size]

    One offensive coordinator said he doesn't foresee the Bears signing either of the veteran quarterbacks -- Byron Leftwich and Chris Simms -- who have been mentioned as possibilities. He said word is that Simms will return to Tennessee and that Leftwich is seeking a starting job.
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    [size=13pt]Vikings have a fistful of dollars for free agency[/size]

    But don’t necessarily expect a spending spree. VP Rick Spielman said the team, as always, will be on the lookout for talent and value.

    By JUDD ZULGAD, Star Tribune

    Last update: February 20, 2009 - 9:29 AM


    INDIANAPOLIS – The current state of the economy is expected to have an impact on how several NFL teams approach free agency. The Vikings won’t be one of them...


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    [size=13pt]Spielman: No restrictions from ownership on spending[/size]

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    Vikings vice president Rick Spielman said the team's owners have not discouraged him and his staff from pursuing an expensive free agent.


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    Re: Economic challenges will not prevent Minnesota Vikings from pursuing expensive f

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "VikingMike" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Economic challenges will not prevent Minnesota Vikings from pursuing expensive free agent[/size]

    By Sean Jensen
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    Posted: 02/19/2009 12:01:00 AM CST

    Minnesota Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said the team's owners have not discouraged him and his staff from pursuing an expensive free agent.

    Despite the team's continued revenue challenges — they are last among the NFL's 32 teams — Spielman said Zygi Wilf and his ownership group are "committed to try to put the best product out on the field.
    Why are they asking Ole Ricky Boy these questions......... :

    Doesn't the HC make all these types of decisions on his own.

    Anyway, good read my friend.
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    Re: Economic challenges will not prevent Minnesota Vikings from pursuing expensive f

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Why are they asking Ole Ricky Boy these questions......... :

    Doesn't the HC make all these types of decisions on his own.
    Because perhaps, "Ole Ricky Boy" is the spokesperson for the team when it comes to addressing the media on these types of matters.

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    Re: Economic challenges will not prevent Minnesota Vikings from pursuing expensive f

    "marstc09" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
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    [size=13pt]Economic challenges will not prevent Minnesota Vikings from pursuing expensive free agent[/size]

    By Sean Jensen
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    Posted: 02/19/2009 12:01:00 AM CST

    Minnesota Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said the team's owners have not discouraged him and his staff from pursuing an expensive free agent.

    Despite the team's continued revenue challenges — they are last among the NFL's 32 teams — Spielman said Zygi Wilf and his ownership group are "committed to try to put the best product out on the field.
    Why are they asking Ole Ricky Boy these questions......... :

    Doesn't the HC make all these types of decisions on his own.

    Anyway, good read My Sexy Little Pixie.
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    Re: Economic challenges will not prevent Minnesota Vikings from pursuing expensive f

    [size=13pt]Vikings to shop with lots of loot[/size]

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    Posted: 02/21/2009 12:01:00 AM CST


    INDIANAPOLIS — There are two myths about the NFL combine that need to be debunked.

    No. 1: Honesty is not necessarily the best policy.

    No. 2: It's not all about the college players.

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    Re: Economic challenges will not prevent Minnesota Vikings from pursuing expensive f

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    [size=13pt]Vikings to shop with lots of loot[/size]

    By Sean Jensen
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    Posted: 02/21/2009 12:01:00 AM CST
    A couple of key notes here;

    The Vikings are about $30 million under the $123 million salary cap, according to a league source. But, on the flip side, they have to eat up at least $13 million in space to fulfill the league-mandated salary cap minimum.
    We are $30 million under the cap, not $20 million like another thread here suggests.


    But what about Matt Cassel?

    In addition to giving the New England Patriots first-day draft picks, a team would have to guarantee Cassel at least $30 million.....

    He wasn't good enough to start at USC, sitting behind Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart, who hasn't proved himself so far with the Arizona Cardinals. He had completed just 22 passes in his first three NFL seasons before starting 15 games last year after Tom Brady was lost for the season.

    Though he is athletic and makes plays (evidenced by his 21 touchdown passes), Cassel mostly completed short screens or attempted bombs to Randy Moss. In addition, he played behind a strong offensive line and tossed the ball to one of the league's best receiving corps, featuring Moss, Wes Welker and Ben Watson.
    Pretty much self-explanatory there.

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