Vikings free agency 2012

Visanthe Shiancoe (Rich Gabrielson/Viking Update)

Which Vikings free agents are restricted and which ones unrestricted? More information is added to this page and updates provided throughout the offseason.

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Free agency started at 3 p.m. Central on March 13, 2012.

 

VIKINGS FREE-AGENT STORIES
 
Scout's Notebook: Lex Hilliard | Vikings sign RB/FB Hilliard
Vikings sign former FIU point guard | Basketball in the blood of TEs
Vikings offer fell short for Onatolu | Report: Shianco to visit Seahawks
Vikings put on free-agent press | Answering the Carlson questions
Carlson signing is his homecoming | Scout's Notebook: John Carlson
Spielman focused on young offense | Carlson signs with Vikings
WRs fly off the shelves | No first-day deals, but not dormant
Vikings sign DT Guion | Could Hutch help with Manning?
Moss signs with 49ers | Rosenfels agrees to two-year deal
Salary cap set at $120.6 | Vikings release Hutchinson, Herrera, Griffin
Vikings safety pursuing baseball | What's Finnegan thinking?
Free agency still has solid starters | Is Vincent Jackson a good fit?
Top receivers franchised off market | Linebacker market gets spendy
WR Garcon turned down what? | Game of tag heats up
Franchising hurts CB options | Frazier holds out hope to retain talent
Vikings looking at cap decisions | Hutchinson aware of salary concerns


FREE-AGENT POSITIONAL EXAM
 
Position: QB | RB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C | DT | DE | LBs | CB | S

 

FREE-AGENT RANKINGS
 
Position: QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C | DT | DE | OLB | MLB | CB | S

VIKINGS FREE AGENCY 2012
(updated from the start of the free-agent period to the start of training camp in July)
RATING SYSTEM
Viking Update ranks its FREE AGENTS with the following guidelines based on our assessment of the players:

= All-Pro quality player, player deserving but league depth at position keeps player back.
= Would start for most teams, elevated growth/fringe All-Pro.
= Starting quality, average to slightly above average player.
= Solid to serviceable player, backup for most teams.
= Roster bubble long-shot, special teams only type contributor, no defined role in position.

Unrestricted Free Agents
Visanthe Shiancoe TE Unsigned
E.J. Henderson LB Unsigned
Erin Henderson LB Unsigned
Husain Abdullah S Unsigned
Tyrell Johnson S Unsigned
Scott Kooistra OL Unsigned
Fred Evans DT Signed a two-year contract with the Vikings.
Letroy Guion DT Signed a three-year contract with the Vikings.
Sage Rosenfels QB Signed a two-year contract with the Vikings.
Benny Sapp CB Unsigned
Devin Aromashodu WR Unsigned
Greg Camarillo WR Unsigned
Jarrad Page S Signed Minor League Baseball contract with the Dodgers.
Xavier Adibi LB Unsigned
Matt Katula LS Unsigned
Jim Kleinsasser TE - Retiring
Restricted Free Agents
Kenny Onatolu LB Signed a three-year contract with the Panthers.
Lorenzo Booker RB Unsigned
 Exclusive Rights Free Agents
Patrick Brown T Signed a one-year, $540,000 contract with the Vikings.
Released

* March 10: Released G Steve Hutchinson, G Anthony Herrera and CB Cedric Griffin.

Signed

* March 18: Signed RB Lex Hilliard to a one-year contract.

* March 16: Signed DB Nick Taylor to a three-year contract.

* March 14: Signed TE John Carlson to a five-year, $25 million contract, including $11 millionin in guarantees.

* Jan. 31: Signed LB Solomon Elimimian to a reserve/futures contract.

* Jan. 18: Signed TE Daniel Hardy and OL Jose Valdez to reserve/futures contracts.

* Jan. 13: Signed QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson to a reserve/futures contract.

* Jan. 10: Signed FB Matt Asiata to a reserve/futures contract.

* Jan. 3: Re-signed OL Chris DeGeare, CB Reggie Jones, WR Kris Adams, OL Butch Lewis, LB Tyrone McKenzie, TE Allen Reisner and WR Kerry Taylor to reserve/futures contracts.

 

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