Projections for tight end prospects based on their long-term NFL future, not their draft status.
Metrodome demolition reaches completion
Project leaders for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says the demolition of the team's old home was formally completed Thursday. The final remnants were being trucked away a month ahead of schedule.
The building was razed to make way for a nearly $1 billion stadium scheduled to open in 2016. Some construction on that facility began as the Dome came down.
Demolition began after the puffy roof was deflated in January. Officials say it took 4,910 truckloads to haul debris from the site and almost 16,000 man hours to finish the job.
About 80 percent of materials from the torn-down stadium will be recycled, including 80,000 tons of concrete.
VIKINGS FINALIZE COLEMAN CONTRACT
The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman.
The contract was finalized Thursday. Coleman agreed to the deal Monday after visiting team headquarters last week.
The seventh-round draft pick in 2010 out of Ohio State played the last four seasons for the Eagles, starting 29 of the 59 games he played in, though none of those starts came last year. Coleman's best season was 2011, when he had four interceptions, five passes defended and one forced fumble. In 2012, he was second on the team with a career-best 105 tackles despite missing two games.
Harrison Smith is entrenched as a starter at one safety spot, with Jamarca Sanford and Andrew Sendejo the leading returning candidates for the lineup at the other position.
McNABB SPENDS DAY IN JAIL
Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.
Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show the 37-year-old McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released Thursday morning.
McNabb was arrested Dec. 15 on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. He pleaded guilty on March 27 and nine days of his sentence was suspended.
McNabb's lawyer Stephen Benedetto didn't immediately return a call Thursday seeking comment.
McNabb played 13 years in the NFL, last with the Minnesota Vikings in 2011, after being drafted with the second overall pick in 1999.
He led the Philadelphia Eagles to four straight NFC championship games from 2001 to 2004 and one Super Bowl berth before retiring after the 2011 season.
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