Former Vikings offensive tackle Mike Rosenthal has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins.
Vikings Part Ways with Rosenthal
Rosenthal played in 15 games in 2006 between offense and special teams, and he started three games at right tackle while replacing an ineffective Marcus Johnson before Rosenthal was replaced himself by then-rookie Ryan Cook.
Since coming to the Vikings, Rosenthal started all 16 games in 2003, two in 2004 before suffering a season-ending broken foot, and 12 in 2005.
The Vikings are expected to enter offseason camps with Ryan Cook as the starting right tackle and would like to try and develop Marcus Johnson, who will be a third-year player that can swing between tackle and guard but lost his starting job in each of his first two seasons.
Johnson started the first 10 games of 2006 at right tackle, Rosenthal the next three and Cook the final three.
The Vikings were expected to try and restructure Rosenthal's contract, which lasted through 2010. He was scheduled to have a base salary of $1.425 million in 2007 that escalated as high as $2.65 million by the end of the contract.
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