Thread: Vikings Top FA Targets
I think we will sign a few guys from the secondary in Indy, draft an OL in the mid rounds and sign a few obscure FA WR's with about 50 combined career receptions that we will "Groom"
02-02-2012, 10:12 AM #12
02-02-2012, 10:55 AM #13
02-03-2012, 06:42 AM #14
If there's a FA player that will most likely be snatched up in the first 3 days of FA, chances are the Vikings won't be signing them.
Spielman will continue to look for "a deal" after the players have been picked over & also sign players that end up being cut, waived released by other teams when they make room for their "new guys" or take them off their practice squads.
Remi Ayodele, DL (New Orleans)
Michael Jenkins, WR (Atlanta)
Mark Washington, LB (Free Agent)
Devin Aromashodu, WR (Chicago)
2012 additions thus far;
01/26/2012 Solomon Elimimian - Signed to Vikings
01/18/2012 Jose Valdez - Signed to Vikings
01/18/2012 Daniel Hardy - Signed to Vikings
01/13/2012 McLeod Bethel-Thompson - Signed to Vikings
01/05/2012 Matt Asiata - Signed to Vikings
01/02/2012 Butch Lewis - Signed to Vikings
01/02/2012 Allen Reisner - Signed to Vikings
01/02/2012 Tyrone McKenzie - Signed to Vikings
01/02/2012 Reggie Jones - Signed to Vikings
01/02/2012 Kris Adams - Signed to Vikings
01/02/2012 Chris DeGeare - Signed to Vikings
Read more: Minnesota Vikings Transactions, Signings, Cuts - Pro Football - SI.com
Last edited by singersp; 02-03-2012 at 06:52 AM.
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02-03-2012, 07:27 AM #15
As fans, we all have notions on which players fit OUR vision of what our team should be....but it's our Coaching Staff's vision that matters....and I'm not sure that our Staff's vision is all that clear of late. With us eyeballing Coordinators, that says that our future path is uncertain....and that equates to not knowing which guys wil fit the roles we will have available.
To further compound the issue, even when we had a clear, albeit crappy, vision (The former KAO), we missed HORRIBLY on personnel acquisition.
I see us playing it "safe" (i.e failing to move forward appreciably) and targeting players who are "value" guys as Singer suggests.
02-03-2012, 08:33 AM #16
Would think the Henderson bros will be gone and that we would address LB through FA and mid round draft. If any FA acquisition occurs, I think it will be at OL...for some reason, I think they are targeting Grubbs from Baltimore. Don't see VJax, or DJax, and, frankly, DJax is an immature cancerous punk. That said, going into next season without a complete overhaul of the WR position simply is not an option IMO. A real problem.
Safeties can be had in FA without breaking the bank too, I see a mix of FA and draft for LB, DB, OL, and WR... It will be interesting to see where the balance of FA and draft activity concludes.
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02-04-2012, 07:19 AM #17
Its all about the money my friend. Pay them and they will come.
As for me, I hope (but I don't think they will do it) that the staff targets 2 FA's....
Jared Gaither - Proven LT.
Vincent Jackson - Guy they should have signed two years ago to replace Rice when he was injured.
1rst. _Blackmon. Add this cat (2 defenders) to Percy (2 defenders), VJax (2 Defenders) along with Gaither and you don't have protection issues anymore.
2nd. Ta'amu. Anyone watch the tape on this kid? Hell, go back and look at what he did with only a few reps in the Senior bowl. Not only does he command double teams, he will push those doubles back into the pocket. JA will set the sack record for you yutz's who only worry about things of that nature.
Work in a OLB (Keenen Robinson is interesting 3rd or 4th), MLB (5th Cole or Acho might still be there), TE (I like Kevin Koger 4th) a S and a 2 CB's if Hussain and Cook aren't coming back. 1 CB if Cook is coming back. Time for Whinny to hit the road.
Move Griff back to the Sam, put Greenway back to the Wil and let Jasper play the Mike if EJ doesn't come back.
AND ABOVE ALLLLLLLLLLLLL.......GET RID OF SHORTWELL.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
02-05-2012, 06:12 AM #18
02-05-2012, 07:23 AM #19
Hutchinson, CT, Leber - ?
Berrian. Was very productive pre-noodle.
Not a FA, but JA was a damn smart, and un-predicted move. Most on here were pissed we didn't go after Smith.
Who did we miss out on? Garcia? A couple of WR's that wound up being crap.
Our drafts were still way above league average with respect to making the team and thats even after the 2007 class mess.
Look, I know you still want to believe that the only reason we made it as far as we did in 2009 was because of the Noodle, but it wasn't. We got that far cause we had a damn talented team.
I will give you this. I agree that we won't be as active as I would like to see, but it will be more inline with the loss of vision at the HC and down than it will be with trying to blame the past HC.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
02-08-2012, 10:04 AM #20
There s only two things stopping you - fear and common sense!! The Truth you CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!