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Marcus Robinson
Marcus Robinson

Posted Apr 26, 2007


Several current and former Vikings were making the NFL player wire in the last week, as restricted free agents sign their tenders and some former Vikings sign elsewhere while others are released.

  • WR Marcus Robinson (released by Vikings 12/27) signed with Detroit.

  • OG Anthony Herrera, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Minnesota.

  • RB Artose Pinner, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Minnesota.

  • DT Spencer Johnson, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Minnesota.

  • OT Brad Badger, a former Viking, had his contract terminated by Oakland.

  • DE Lance Johnstone, a former Viking, had his contract terminated by Oakland.

  • K Rhys Lloyd, a free agent, was voted the NFL Europa Offensive Player of the week. Lloyd, a British kicker who starred at the University of Minnesota, was named Special Teams Player of the Week after converting a league record-tying 56-yard field goal for the Galaxy in its win. The kick -- worth four points under NFL Europa rules -- tied the mark set by Rhein Fire kicker Danny Kight during a game against the Barcelona Dragons on May 6, 2000. Lloyd added two conversions to end the game with six points.

  • OT Sean Bubin, a former Viking, retired.

  • WR D.J. Hackett, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Seattle.

  • LB Shelton Quarles (failed physical) had his contract terminated by Tampa Bay.

  • WR/KR Dante' Hall was traded by Kansas City to St. Louis in exchange for the 82nd and 148th overall picks in the 2007 draft. The Rams also received the 84th overall pick.

    "We have filled a need with one of the top players in football at his specialty, returning punts and kicks," Rams coach Scott Linehan said. "Dante will fit nicely on our special teams and can be utilized as a receiver in certain situations."

  • LB Landon Johnson, a restricted free agent, re-signed with the Bengals.

  • QB Quinn Gray, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Jacksonville.

  • WR Ernest Wilford, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Jacksonville.

  • CB Kris Richard (released from reserve/injured by 49ers 10/4) signed with Oakland.

  • DT Josh Shaw (released by Dolphins 9/3) signed with Oakland.

  • P B.J. Sander was waived by St. Louis.

  • LB Niko Koutouvides, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Seattle.

  • C Austin King (not tendered as ERFA by Falcons 3/1) signed with Seattle.

  • OG Stacy Andrews, a restricted free agent, re-signed with the Bengals.

  • LB Shantee Orr, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Houston.

  • CB William Bartee had his contract terminated by Kansas City.

  • QB Brian St. Pierre, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Pittsburgh.

  • LB Demorrio Williams, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Atlanta.

  • DT Kindal Moorehead, an unrestricted free agent, re-signed with Carolina.

  • LB Reggie Torbor, a restricted free agent, re-signed with the Giants.

  • LB Brandon Chillar, a restricted free agent, re-signed with St. Louis.

  • WR Clarence Moore, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Baltimore.

  • RB/KR Cory Ross, an exclusive rights free agent, re-signed with Baltimore.

  • CB Tory James, an unrestricted free agent from Cincinnati, signed a one-year deal with New England.

  • LB Caleb Miller, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Cincinnati.

  • LB Charlie Anderson, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Houston.

  • DE Josh Thomas, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Indianapolis.

  • LB Keyaron Fox, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Kansas City.

  • LB Rich Scanlon, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Kansas City.

  • WR Leo Bookman was waived by Oakland.

  • TE Ben Hartsock, a restricted free agent, re-signed with the Titans.

  • S/KR J.R. Reed was waived by Atlanta.

  • LB Ryan Riddle was waived by Atlanta.

  • CB Keith Smith, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Detroit.

  • OT Sean Locklear, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Seattle.

  • LB Mason Unck, a restricted free agent, re-signed with the Browns.

  • DE Simon Fraser, an exclusive rights free agent, re-signed with Cleveland.

  • LB Donnie Spragan, an unrestricted free agent, re-signed with Miami.

  • OT Max Starks, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Pittsburgh.

  • QB Brock Berlin (released by Dolphins 8/30) signed with Dallas.

  • DE Brandon Green, an unrestricted free agent from St. Louis, signed with Seattle.

  • LS Tony Case (released by Bills 6/8/04) signed with New England.

  • TE Sean McHugh, an exclusive rights free agent, re-signed with Detroit.

  • WR Cliff Russell (released by Dolphins 10/17) signed with Detroit.

  • P Fred Capshaw (released by Cardinals 8/29) signed with St. Louis.

  • RB Anthony Sherrell was voted the NFL Europa Offensive Player of the week. Sherrell, who is the NFL Europa leader in scrimmage yards this season with 229, amassed 102 multi-purpose yards in Frankfurt’s 18-13 win over the Cologne Centurions. He rushed for 57 yards on 14 carries and caught six passes for 45 yards. An Eastern Michigan product, Sherrell currently ranks second in the league in rushing yards (167), trailing only Kansas City-allocated running back Derrick Ross (168) of Cologne.

  • CB Gabe Franklin, allocated by the Chargers, was voted the NFL Europa Defensive Player of the week. Franklin recorded nine tackles, one sack, one quarterback pressure and forced a fumble for Cologne. He also registered two interceptions and four passes defensed.

  • DE Ben Ishola was named National Player of the Week for NFL Europa. He recorded four tackles, one sack for 10 yards, one quarterback hurry and two special teams tackles in the Hamburg Sea Devils’ 16-7 victory over the Berlin Thunder.



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