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Report: Vikings re-sign Aromashodu
Devin Aromashodu (Rich Gabrielson/Viking Update)
Posted Mar 24, 2012
The Vikings continued a busy second week of free agency by signing WR Devin Aromashodu Friday. He is the fourth in-house free agent the Vikings have re-signed.
The second week of free agency has been an active one for the
and they signed a wide receiver on Friday evening.
Minnesota reportedly re-signed
to a one-year deal Friday. Aromashodu, 27, had 26 catches for 468 yards and a touchdown last season for Minnesota and came on at the end of the season after injuries hit the team's depth. Signed last offseason from the
, he had 17 catches in the final five weeks of the season.
He entered unrestricted free agency last week and the Vikings stayed away from some of the high-profile receivers last week as several players were signed to rich, multi-year deals.
Aromashodu will have the chance to come in as Minnesota's No. 3 or No. 4 receiver next season, already familiar with the team's offense.
had his best season as a pro last year, and
will be back following knee surgery during last season.
are also on the roster. Minnesota also could look to shore up the position in next month's draft.
Aromashodu is the type of deep threat the Vikings need to stretch the field and take pressure off of Harvin, and tight ends
. The six-year pro averaged 18.0 yards per catch last season.
Earlier Friday, Minnesota also re-signed linebacker
to a reported one-year, $2 million contract. After a slow opening week to free agency when the Vikings only signed Carlson and retained defensive tackle
, this week has seen the team sign a pair of running back/fullback types (
) and an offensive tackle (
Minnesota has re-signed four of its own players, bringing back Aromashodu, Henderson, Guion and defensive tackle
was reportedly in for a visit late this week, but left Friday without a deal.
Brian Hall writes about the Vikings for
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