Vikings 2006 Free Agency

A look at the Vikings who are scheduled for free agency in 2006.


NFL 2006 FREE AGENT TRACKER
Full List
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C
DE | DT | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P


VIKINGS FREE AGENCY 2006
(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
Michael Bennett
RB Signed a two-year, $3 million contract, including a $1 million signing bonus, with the New Orleans Saints.
Ralph Brown
CB Unsigned
Corey Chavous
S Signed a five-year, $16 million contract, including a $4 million signing bonus, with the St. Louis Rams.
Sam Cowart
LB Signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract, including a $710,000 signing bonus.
K Unsigned
Toniu Fonoti
OL Signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Melvin Fowler
C Signed a three-year, $7.2 million contract with the Buffalo Bills.
Shaun Hill
QB Unsigned
Lance Johnstone
DE Signed a two-year contract with the Oakland Raiders.
LB Signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Miami Dolphins.
S Signed a two-year contract worth up to $3 million with incentives with the Vikings.
WR Signed a three-year, $12.7 million contract with $5.5 million guaranteed with the Vikings.
LB Signed a one-year, $600,000 contract with the St. Louis Rams.
CB Signed a six-year, $34 million contract, including a $10 million signing bonus, with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
RB Unsigned
C Unsigned
Restricted Free Agents
Nate Burleson
WR Signed a seven-year, $49 million contract, including $5.25 million in guarantees, with the Seattle Seahawks.
Exclusive Rights Free Agents
Adam Goldberg
OL Signed to exclusive rights tender.
Released

* K Jonathan Nichols, CB Marvin Ward, WR Jimmy Redmond, CB R.J. Cobbs, OL Albert Stinson, WR Barrick Nealy, WR Kyle Smith

Signed

* June 8: Signed former Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Ross Kolodziej to a one-year contract.

* March 23, 2006: Signed former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike McMahon to a two-year, $2 millioin contract, including a $400,000 signing bonus.

* March 23, 2006: Signed former Tennessee Titans safety Tank Williams to a one-year contract worth $900,000, including incentive.

* March 23, 2006: Signed former San Diego Chargers defensive end DeQuincy Scott. Terms unknown.

* March 21, 2006: Signed former Kansas City Chiefs fullback Tony Richardson to a two-year, $2.5 million contract that includes a $500,000 roster bonus.

* March 20, 2006: Signed former Seattle Seahawks guard Steve Hutchinson to a seven-year, $49 million contract that includes $16 million in guarantees.

* March 11, 2006: Signed former Baltimore Ravens running back Chester Taylor to a four-year, $14.1 million contract that includes $5.6 million in guarantees, including roster and signing bonuses.

* March 11, 2006: Signed former San Diego Chargers linebacker Ben Leber to a five-year, $20 million contract, including a $4 million signing bonus.

* March 11, 2006: Signed former Green Bay Packers kicker Ryan Longwell to a five-year, $10 million contract, including a $3 million signing bonus.

* March 3, 2006: Signed former New York Giants guard/center Jason Whittle to a one-year, $695,000 contract.

* Feb. 21, 2006: Signed CB Ronyell Whitaker.

* Feb. 15, 2006: Signed fullback Joey Goodspeed.

RECENT VIKINGS FREE AGENCY

2005 Free-Agency Portal

2004 Free-Agency Portal

2003 Free-Agency Portal

2002 Free-Agency Portal 

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