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Payouts And Holdouts

Daunte Culpepper

The Vikings have paid out big money to Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper -- albeit not as big as it first seemed -- but the Bryant McKinnie holdout sent the opposite message last year. Why the different philosophies? Two sources weigh in with their opinions.

A $102 million contract extension would lead us to believe that a team was locked in and committed to a player for a signing of such magnitude. That same extension really doesn't mean much, besides the publicity of saying that the team worked diligently to get a player signed on a long-term deal. Whether the Vikings are surely sold on the qualities and abilities of quarterback Daunte Culpepper...

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