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    Vikings make bid to sign offensive lineman Whittle

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    The Vikings are in discussions with the agent for veteran free-agent offensive lineman Jason Whittle, who was released by the New York Giants in a salary-cap related move last week.

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    The Vikings are in discussions with the agent for veteran free-agent offensive lineman Jason Whittle, who was released by the New York Giants in a salary-cap related move last week.

    Whittle, who has spent seven of his eight NFL seasons with the Giants, can play center and guard. He appeared in 14 games last season but did not have any starts; he started all 16 games for the Giants the previous year.

    Agent Joe Linta said there is interest in Whittle from other teams, and he wants to get the situation resolved in 24 hours.

    "We have a couple of other things going with him but one thing I really like is the Vikings hired Pat Morris [as offensive line coach]," Linta said.

    •Guard Adam Goldberg will be given the one-year required minimum tender of around $380,000 for the 2006 season by the Vikings.

    •The Vikings are expected to place a first-round qualifying offer on receiver Nate Burleson if a deal is not done with the restricted free agent by 3 p.m. today.

    Vikings make bid to sign offensive lineman Whittle

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    Re: Vikings make bid to sign offensive lineman Whittle

    A guy who isnt even a starter in the Giants.. Sometimes i dont understand, bring us Bentley !!

    Nice to see on Burleson, hope he comes back.


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    Re: Vikings make bid to sign offensive lineman Whittle

    Would much rather see us go after Bently..

    We are cursed with Giants linemen....ala Rosenthal...lol


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    Re: Vikings make bid to sign offensive lineman Whittle

    "VikingNed" wrote:
    Would much rather see us go after Bently..

    We are cursed with Giants linemen....ala Rosenthal...lol
    I read somewhere where the Vikings were highly interested in Bentely also.

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    Re: Vikings make bid to sign offensive lineman Whittle

    this guy is a good backup, but... we already have a few of them

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    Re: Vikings make bid to sign offensive lineman Whittle

    I hopes we're just lookin' to improve our backups, and dat we're still gonna go for Bentley....
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    He takes good angles to his blocks and plays with good intelligence when helping out on twists and stunts by the defensive front. He is better when he is uncovered. He rarely gets himself in poor position and he shows the ability to slide and reset his feet. This makes it difficult to get movement. He works with a narrow base and has trouble sustaining blocks. He has a tendency to get over extended and fall to the ground. He does a poor job of using his hands to lock on. A good bull rush will overwhelm him and he can not maintain contact with a speed rush or a good double move.
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    Re: Vikings make bid to sign offensive lineman Whittle

    Is he an upgrade over Withrow or Fowler? If not, I would rather sign starters than backups! We should wait until we know who is going to be cut by other teams.
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    Re: Vikings make bid to sign offensive lineman Whittle

    It's like getting a dodge when you're expecting a mercedes (or a bentley!!) This imo wouldnt be something that we should spend money on, we have solid backups, they're called our starters from last season (ok ok, not all of them) Lets get a Bentley!!

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    Re: Vikings make bid to sign offensive lineman Whittle

    I don't think he is better then Fowler..

    Fowler was actually pretty good IMO

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    Re: Vikings make bid to sign offensive lineman Whittle

    Childress knows what hes doing. Hes adding proven vetern depth to the roster. I'm sure they dont think this guy is a god. But with your offensive and defensive line being two huge roles, it dosnt hurt to have solid depth.Last time I checked the giants have had a solid running game for years, so I'm sure hes atleast decent.

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