Vikings 2014 free agency
Posted Mar 29, 2014
Tim Yotter

Updating the Vikings' free agent moves and stories as they navigate the signing season. "Free Agent" Story Search

Free agency starts at 3 p.m. Central on March 11, 2014.



Jared Allen signs with Bears | Webb easy to root for 
Webb's gone; only Griffen remains from 2010 | D-Line rotation now in place
Allen decision expected soon | Vikings follow free agent theme, get younger 

Vikings add Wootton to DL | Vikings sign DL Tom Johnson
Melton picks Cowboys over Vikings | Vikings: Philosophical change at LB 

Packers sign DT Guion | Jared Allen's options narrowing
Vikings searching for depth, deals | Week 1 winners, losers
Vikings' next priority position | Vikings re-sign Charlie Johnson
Vikings restructure deals, save $2.25M | Defense, deterioration guided change

Vikings not done in free agency | Cook finds new life in San Francisco
Munnerlyn has 'pit bull' attitude | Vikings re-sign WR Simpson
Vikings sign CB Cox | Vikings banking on defense improving

Vikings sign playmaking Munnerlyn | Turner, Cassel good union in scheme
Players buying into Zimmer | Joseph hoping to mirror Pat Williams
Gerhart getting good chance | Griffen giddy over his, Vikings' opportunity
Vikings sign big NT Linval Joseph | Vikings re-sign OL Berger
Griffen deal lowers DE cap commitment | NFC North landscape changing
Vikings re-sign LB Dean | NFC North free-agent capsules
Griffen decision reminiscent of 2010 | Vikings agree to terms with LB Brinkley
Vikings re-sign Griffen to $42.5M deal  | Vikings won't 'go crazy' in free agency
Familiarity common in Vikings' interests  | Cassel signing changes landscape
Cassel to re-sign with Vikings | Source: Peterson not alone in Vick to Vikings
Vick not ruling out return to Eagles  | Zimmer would 'love' to have Cassel back
Money, buy-in factors on D-line  | Vikings release Guion, create cap space
3 more contracts to consider  | Vikings make it official, cut TE Carlson
Free agency: Cheap to elite  | Game of tag easy forfeit for Vikings
Free agency requires patience | Increased cap doesn't prohibit massaging
LB Jackson a logical Vikings interest  | Three Bengals for Vikings to target
Vikings talk with free agents  | Gerhart should have free-agent suitors
What will Jared do?  | Keeping Ponder best move
Vikings sitting pretty with cap space | Vikings release Erin Henderson
Turner reveals desired QB traits  | 2014 cap hits: Vikings contracts to consider
Cassel opting out of 2014 contract  | NFC North packed with free ageny
Johnson prepares for free agent reality  | $30M savings plan
Simpson admits arrest is strike against him  | Griffen seeks stability in future
Cook: No INTs 'really disappointing'

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

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

Unrestricted Free Agents
Jared Allen DE Signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Chicago Bears with $15.5 million guaranteed.
Kevin Williams DT Unsigned
Everson Griffen DE Signed a five-year, $42.5 million contract with the Vikings with $19.8 million guaranteed.
Jerome Simpson WR Signed a one-year, $1 contract with the Vikings.
Matt Cassel QB Signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the Vikings.
Toby Gerhart RB Signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the Jaguars.
Charlie Johnson OL Signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Vikings.
Desmond Bishop LB Unsigned
Chris Cook CB Signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers with a $730,000 base salary.
Fred Evans DT Signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Vikings.
Marvin Mitchell LB Unsigned
Josh Freeman QB Unsigned
J'Marcus Webb OL Unsigned
Joe Webb WR Signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.
Joe Berger OL Signed a one-year,  $920,000 contract with the Vikings with a $65,000 signing bonus.
Restricted Free Agents
Marcus Sherels CB Signed a two-year, $2.1 million contract with the Vikings with a $300,000 signing bonus.
Larry Dean LB Signed a two-year, $2.1 million contract with the Vikings with a $200,000 signing bonus..
 Exclusive Rights Free Agents
Matt Asiata FB Tendered a one-year, $570,000 contract.

* March 6: Released DT Letroy Guion (since signed with the Green Bay Packers) and WR Greg Childs.

* March 5: Released TE John Carlson (since signed with the Arizona Cardinals).

* Feb. 7: Released LB Erin Henderson.


* March 24: Signed former New York Jets G Vlad Ducasse to a one-year, $795,000 contract.

* March 20: Signed former Chicago Bears DL Corey Wootton to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with $500,000 in incentives.

* March 20: Signed former New Orleans Saints DT Tom Johnson to a one-year, $845,000 contract with $600,000 in incentives.

* March 13: Signed former San Diego Chargers CB Derek Cox to a one-year, $730,000 contract.

* March 13: Signed former Carolina Panthers CB Captain Munnerlyn to a three-year, $11.25 million contract with a $1 million signing bonus and $3.3 million in incentives.

* March 11: Signed former New York Giants nose tackle Linval Joseph to a five-year, $31.5 million contract.

* March 9: Signed LB Jasper Brinkley to a one-year, $730,000 contract.

* Jan. 22, 2014: Signed DT Kheeston Randall to a reserve/futures contract.

* Dec. 30, 2013: Signed S Brandan Bishop, CB Kip Edwards, T Kevin Murphy, DE Spencer Nealy, RB Bradley Randle and WR Adam Thielen to reserve/futures contracts.


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2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 |

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