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Vikes99ej
02-28-2007, 10:12 PM
List all of our cuts and signings here, no matter how important the player Try to list the source, also:



Cut or Leaving:

-QB Brad Johnson
-OT Mike Rosenthal
-TE Jermaine Wiggins
-CB Fred Smoot
-OL Jason Whittle
-LB Napoleon Harris

Signed:

-TE Vinsanthe Shiancoe
-LB Vinny Ciurciu
-WR Bobby Wade

Crazy_Chris
02-28-2007, 10:17 PM
Bad Move Was hoping to see johnson retire where his career began we lost the only mentor our young Qb's had to learn from and pretty much the only veteran leadership on that offense outside of Matt Birk

crazyisme
02-28-2007, 11:45 PM
what about not offering tenders and stuff like that


will hunter was not offered his tender

spencer johnson and richard owens were offered low tenders

i think we already resigned that lb heath farwell or harwell, for somet reason i cannot remember his name

and we also offered a tender to darion scott i believe

Severe Punishment
03-01-2007, 03:12 AM
So can we list guys we want to see the team offer a contract to ?
or is this thread to discuss the guys let go or signed...nothing else ?

jerthemessiah
03-01-2007, 04:57 AM
Bad Move Was hoping to see johnson retire where his career began we lost the only mentor our young Qb's had to learn from and pretty much the only veteran leadership on that offense outside of Matt BirkBrad Johnson did not want to be here anymore.

Vikes99ej
03-01-2007, 11:04 AM
So can we list guys we want to see the team offer a contract to ?
or is this thread to discuss the guys let go or signed...nothing else ?

No. This is a thread keeping track of the NEW players we sign, and the players that we release.

Vikings4ever
03-01-2007, 01:30 PM
Wiggins and Rosenthal were released.

The Dynasty
03-01-2007, 03:44 PM
http://vikings.com/news_detail_objectname_RosterMoves3107.html

Smoot got Cut.

Crazy_Chris
03-01-2007, 03:58 PM
good that saves us a huge chunk of cash now hopefully we dont cut anyone else

BuckNaked
03-01-2007, 05:52 PM
So now we need another cornerback

rchrd
03-01-2007, 06:17 PM
Do we? he wasnt even starting by the end, okay i may have some man love issues for edwards but still...

Crazy_Chris
03-01-2007, 07:26 PM
We have some young Talent/depth But it would be nice to bring in a more Proven Guy to be The Nickel back just dont know who yet... either way IMO cornerback isnt a huge concern

BuckNaked
03-01-2007, 09:26 PM
1 and 2 would be Winfield and Griffin, but adding a vet would be nice.

Vikes99ej
03-01-2007, 09:49 PM
You can't account for injuries that happen during the preseason or regular season. You can have 5 solid cornerbacks on your team, and 3 of them can get injured in one game.

Severe Punishment
03-02-2007, 02:26 AM
I don't think CB gets addressed early (unless of course someone like Revis or
Hall is there for our 2nd pick..and then it'd be iffy).

Devonte Edwards is a very under appreciated CB..and for nickel he's more than capable, I'd actually have no problem with him at the #2 spot if either Griffin or Winfield couldn't start for a game or 2...he's that ready.
As far as the Dime back (where a rookie would contest for playing time) Whittaker and Charles Gordon are certainly capable and both can play special teams. I think we have 6 or 7 CB's on the roster ...1 is all world 2 are young and on their way to being dominant...and 3 are good enough to not have to bring in high priced talent or waste a high draft pick on.
With Whittle moving on, I'd love to see us grab a RG....there's 3 guys I'd love
to see start next year at RG...all 3 have good hands, decent feet and sound technique. They're not going to be mistaken for Hutch....but few are. And let's drop the dead weight now (Artis Hicks / Marcus Johnson) while we still get a portion of their salaries back to sign one of the RG F/A's.
...and the more I hear about Kevin Curtis' situation...I think our #1 guy who we should attack in the market should be Kearny. If we're not going to go after many guys...let's make the ones we do sign impact players at impact positions. Kearny has a history of being hurt, but when he's healthy he's the kind of monster that has my kids waking up in the middle of the night screaming.

crazyisme
03-02-2007, 12:01 PM
there are a few reports out there that has us having the inside track to former colts CB Nick Harper, id love to bring him in and compete with griffin for the starting job, thatd be three solid quality starting CB's with a couple of young talented guys under them

The Dynasty
03-02-2007, 01:57 PM
It'd be a nice fit to see harper up here we do need a proven CB in the NFL, Plus the new Defensive Cord. for the Vikes was the DB Coach in Colts so they know there relationship.

Severe Punishment
03-02-2007, 10:42 PM
" Vikings have released S Tank Williams. "
http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/10033511

I'm not understanding this since there's no date attached...but this page was put up today....am I missing something ?

Vikes99ej
03-02-2007, 10:53 PM
" Vikings have released S Tank Williams. "
http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/10033511

I'm not understanding this since there's no date attached...but this page was put up today....am I missing something ?

We released him today, but I think we are going to resign him tomorrow, or very soon.

Crazy_Chris
03-03-2007, 12:24 AM
Well thats Quite an odd move we resign him just to cut him i dont understand it... hopefully they resign him soon

Severe Punishment
03-03-2007, 12:27 AM
yeah, that one is very confussing...I"m wondering if they agreed to a deal in principle but never signed ?

just an odd way to hear about it....I checked the vikings website and found nothing.

The Dynasty
03-03-2007, 08:08 AM
http://vikings.scout.com/2/623338.html

Tank Williams.

Geo
03-03-2007, 01:32 PM
Minnesota Vikings sign two free agents.

The newest Vikings
Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 by Judd Zulgad

The Vikings have agreed to terms with tight end Visanthe Shiancoe (Giants) and linebacker Vinny Ciurciu (Carolina). The moves come as no surprise. Both spent Friday visiting with the team as did receiver Kevin Curtis. Curtis is believed to have left Minnesota today to visit with the Detroit Lions.

We’re planning on getting reaction from Shiancoe and Ciurciu so the fun isn’t over for today. Far from it. Ciurciu, as mentioned previously, is a special teams guy.

Vikes99ej
03-03-2007, 01:48 PM
Minnesota Vikings sign two free agents.

OH BOY!!!!!!!!!!

Vikings4ever
03-03-2007, 04:26 PM
Vikings | Shiancoe contract numbers
Sat, 3 Mar 2007 12:19:49 -0800

Updating a previous item, Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports TE Visanthe Shiancoe's contract with the Minnesota Vikings is a five-year contract worth about $18 million, including $7 million in guarantees.

The Dynasty
03-03-2007, 04:28 PM
wow thats alot for a guy i never really heard of.

Crazy_Chris
03-03-2007, 04:33 PM
Yea i was thinking the same thing... i guess childress is gearing up to have him be the starter.

hugepunch
03-04-2007, 11:40 AM
hi guys im a giant fan and Shiancoe is a great blocker and hes got good speed and good hands youve never heard of him because there was this guy named shockey ahead of him on the depth chart. you guys have a diamond in the ruff.

Vikings4ever
03-04-2007, 12:56 PM
Vikings | Contract update: Ciurciu
Sun, 4 Mar 2007 10:48:54 -0800

Judd Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings LB Vinny Ciurciu signed a three-year contract worth about $3 million. The deal included a signing bonus just over $500,000.

Vikes99ej
03-04-2007, 12:58 PM
Wow. With the kind of players Childress wants, I think it'd be best to just quit trying to sign people.

Severe Punishment
03-04-2007, 01:28 PM
I rarely get to see Carolina so I'm not sure as to even what LB spot Ciurciu
plays...I hope it's the middle. I think Heath Farwell is a good backup but I want EJ to remain where he's proven he can be effective.

Curtis seems to be playing the Vikes & Detroit like to fiddle.... I pray we don't give him a deal like the one given to Wes Welker....seriously 5 years like 38 million for a slot rec with 1/2 a good year ???? me thinks the apocalypse is near

Crazy_Chris
03-07-2007, 02:34 AM
Need to Add the great Bobby Wade to the Accuired list now

bearsfan_51
03-07-2007, 11:49 AM
You guys gave a combined 33.5 million dollars to Bobby Wade and Shiancoe?

What the **** is going on up there?

By the way, I was in Minneapolis over the weekend, wonderful city.

Vikes99ej
03-07-2007, 12:14 PM
You guys gave a combined 33.5 million dollars to Bobby Wade and Shiancoe?

What the **** is going on up there?

By the way, I was in Minneapolis over the weekend, wonderful city.

I don't know what to say. It's been an interesting offseason, to say the least. I just have to hope the coaches are seeing things in these players.

Yeah, Minneapolis is pretty cool. You could spend forever in the downtown area. There are some parts to avoid, though.

The Dynasty
03-07-2007, 01:51 PM
Right now im sort of in the middle of this Offseason because 1. I dont like the people were signing because, I never heard of them except Bobby Wade. But the thing i like about this is we're signing players that people dont really know but could help us out. The Big name players havent helped us out yet like when we signed Smoot and some others.

Childress wants Wade to play Slot so i hope he has someone else in mind to play WR1 like a Moulds or Horn or McCardell.

Severe Punishment
03-07-2007, 02:54 PM
Wait a second ...the "big named players haven't helped us out" ...which is incorrect, but if the big named F/A don't make an impact then why would we be so upset that we're not breaking the bank for the second and third tier WR's / TE's on the market ?

However Hutchinson / Leber / Richardson / Longwell and Dwight Smith were not only productive but team leaders. The corp of this team was accquired last off season. It's to bad the WR's needed such an overhaul.
....and for everyone on here, you don't base an entire off season on the first 5 days of the signing period...you first evaluate it during the teams miini camps....then do final evaluations the week before the Season begins.

so much can change in a day...and it's pointless to get all pissed off in
March or April when the season begins in September.

The Dynasty
03-07-2007, 02:59 PM
so much can change in a day...and it's pointless to get all pissed off in
March or April when the season begins in September.


Well Im not pissed, I wanted Bobby Wade to be signed and he got signed. Yes its only 5 days into FA. Im somewhat pleased with what we have done. I'd hope we had the chance to interview graham but i dont know about paying him to be the highest paid TE.

Severe Punishment
03-07-2007, 03:40 PM
I totally agree with letting Seattle and Denver "fight" for Graham. He was alot last year and in his career has like 1,300 yards receiving.
hardly what I'd consider a "top tier" TE....now if Gonzalez was on the Market
I'd think 4 or 5 mill a year would've be a great deal.

The Dynasty
03-07-2007, 05:02 PM
I totally agree with letting Seattle and Denver "fight" for Graham. He was alot last year and in his career has like 1,300 yards receiving.
hardly what I'd consider a "top tier" TE....now if Gonzalez was on the Market
I'd think 4 or 5 mill a year would've be a great deal.

Agree, I think if either Gonzalez or Gates were FA 5 million might be considerd a steal.

litlharsh
03-07-2007, 05:16 PM
I'm beyond disbelief right now. I'm well into crying mode.

Crazy_Chris
03-07-2007, 06:01 PM
Horn's off the list hes to atlanta, so now what we are down to the hopes of Moulds, and Mcardell?

The Dynasty
03-07-2007, 06:15 PM
Bryant/Hackett/Jackson in Trade they all could help us.

BuckNaked
03-07-2007, 06:18 PM
Pretty sure Bryant got cut.

The Dynasty
03-07-2007, 06:20 PM
Ya he did thats why we could grab him. Hackett is a RFA and Jackson just wants out.

Crazy_Chris
03-07-2007, 06:34 PM
Bryant pretty much wont be a viking, hes not a childress guy hes got one hell of an attitude problem which is probably what got him cut in San Fran.

Crazy_Chris
03-07-2007, 06:34 PM
And i think i saw that hackett got a RD2 tender i dont see the value in giving up a RD2 for him

The Dynasty
03-07-2007, 06:41 PM
oh if thats the case no way. He might be worth a 4th.

Crazy_Chris
03-07-2007, 06:49 PM
yea i was right...

Scout.com and Seahawks.NET broke the news that WR D.J. Hackett got a second-round tender, according to his agent, Tom Mills of Ascent Sports Management. Despite the level that he was tendered, Hackett will most likely still receive interest from other teams

http://seahawks.scout.com/2/623002.html

smittyjs
03-07-2007, 06:53 PM
Wade was a great signing, he had the best hands for a wideout for the Titans last year, i'm really sad to see him go.....

Crazy_Chris
03-07-2007, 07:00 PM
Wow that really contradicts everything everyone else was saying in Vikings discussion bout him having dropsies/fumblitis, but coming from a titans fan its a breath of fresh air and a bit reassuring to hear that he had good hands last year... hopefully he will do well with us

tylere0814
03-08-2007, 11:58 AM
Sorry but Bobby Wade was horrible in Chicago. Had a better time in Tennessee, but i really hope the Front Office doesn't see Wade actually helping us. We need a legitimate #1 option. With TJack as our QB of the future, baring draft or trade, we need to surround him with talent. And thus far we haven't done that.

I see we are cutting a lot of good talent, and bringing in a bunch of bench warmers. I've been a vikings fan as long as i can remember, but if we dont add some playmakers to the offensive side of the ball we are looking at a 3-4 win season.

Severe Punishment
03-08-2007, 02:05 PM
Slot reciever and maybe punt returner...way to much money for a guy to do those 2 things. and I only remember Bobby Wade from Chicago...but that was already a few years ago, from what I remeber his hands weren't very good.

bearsfan_51
03-08-2007, 08:55 PM
Not to mention he's a midget. He's not a bad guy to have on your team, but that's at the vet minimum. I really really really don't understand the move at all. Bobby Wade must have the best agent in the league.

Vikes99ej
03-08-2007, 09:27 PM
I'll be happy just as long as he's nothing more than a #3 slot reciever.

Crazy_Chris
03-08-2007, 10:03 PM
agreed #3 seems a good spot for him if we were to pull of a trade for Darell Jackson we would have Wr1: Darrel Jackson WR2:Troy williamson WR3:Bobby Wade WR4:Billy McMullen/Drafted Rookie WR5:Billy McMullen/Drafted Rookie(whichever didnt get #4) id feel pretty good about that

Severe Punishment
03-08-2007, 11:55 PM
agreed #3 seems a good spot for him if we were to pull of a trade for Darell Jackson we would have Wr1: Darrel Jackson WR2:Troy williamson WR3:Bobby Wade WR4:Billy McMullen/Drafted Rookie WR5:Billy McMullen/Drafted Rookie(whichever didnt get #4) id feel pretty good about that

Exactly the feelings I have. 1 good WR via trade or F/A makes the whole unit look different. With 2 perhaps 3 rookie Wr's coming in .....I'm not
of the same "doom and gloom" theory on our offense, we're not as far off
as people want to beleive.

Crazy_Chris
03-09-2007, 01:14 AM
yea i dont think it would be very bad either but i was watchig sports center tonight and they were talking about people currently on the trade block and Darrel jackson came up and they said the two teams interested so far were the 49ers and the saints... the vikings name came up in interested for a trade but it was for some one else, It was Trent Green. which i wouldnt necessarily mind he's getting up there in age but he would come over and allow us to further groom Jackson, that is assuming if we trade for Green that quinn would become out of the question but that depends on what we trade for him if its like a 3rd or less i guess quinn still could be a pick at 7. anyways green is still a very good QB, IMO hes the most underated QB in the NFL.

Severe Punishment
03-09-2007, 02:25 AM
Trent Green ? Trent Green ? Am I the only one who saw his head bounce
off the grass at arrowhead like a superball ?

He's what 37...has never run a WCO and probably needs a bib to catch the drool after the thumping he took last year..

..no thank you.

Vikes99ej
03-09-2007, 10:38 AM
I really think Darrell Jackson would help out our offense. He would be a perfect #1 WR. Not too fast, but he can catch. I'm not sure about Trent Green. He played in an offense that relied heavily on Larry Johnson.

tylere0814
03-09-2007, 11:38 AM
and we run an offense that relys mainly on Chester Taylor. Green isn't that bad of an option. Yeah he's old, but still a great QB. If we decide to draft Quinn, then Green is out of the question. However if Quinn is off the board, i see Green as our next best option. I absolutely love TJack and wouldn't mind seeing him develop, he's got a lot of work to do but given the time and experience i think he can develope into a wonderful QB. That would also allow us to fill another need with that 7th pick. Someone like Alan Branch, Gaines Adams, Laron Landry, or Adrian Peterson would "help" our team much better this year than the likes of Quinn.

We have a big decision to make on April 28th, i just hope we make the right one!

Go Vikes

Severe Punishment
03-09-2007, 12:25 PM
I think that's the concensus on here...whoever we take at 7.
I think this draft means more now because of the lack of aggression in the F/A market. A month ago I thought for sure we'd try and fill a few holes on the O-Line and at WR via the market, but who could've forseen what's gone on there ?

I'm almost convinced now that we'll pick up a few players after the June 1st cuts...but it's looking less likely that those pickups will be anything more than role players or depth chart fillers.

Crazy_Chris
03-09-2007, 05:26 PM
Its just like childress said earlier in the offseason the vikings werent going to be huge players in free agency, those days are over we build through the draft now... He better have one hell a of a draft

Vikes99ej
03-09-2007, 09:10 PM
Its just like childress said earlier in the offseason the vikings werent going to be huge players in free agency, those days are over we build through the draft now... He better have one hell a of a draft

Tell me about it. If he screws up this draft, I just might lose it.

Crazy_Chris
03-10-2007, 12:09 AM
yea well im fairly confident if we can find players to produce like this years rookies(cedric griffin, Ray Edwards, Greg blue) ill be happy and than we will finaly get greenway in there too. A lot of teams dont get that much production out of so many rookies. So I think we did failry well last year and after this year or Draft class of 06 may look even better depending on how Tarvaris Jackson does, and even Ryan cook(looks like he may start).

General Zod
03-12-2007, 11:27 AM
yea well im fairly confident if we can find players to produce like this years rookies(cedric griffin, Ray Edwards, Greg blue) ill be happy and than we will finaly get greenway in there too. A lot of teams dont get that much production out of so many rookies. So I think we did failry well last year and after this year or Draft class of 06 may look even better depending on how Tarvaris Jackson does, and even Ryan cook(looks like he may start).


Im not sure about Greg Blue myself. He seemed kinda lost out there at times.

Severe Punishment
03-12-2007, 01:11 PM
Greg Blue reminds me alot of Steve Atwater or Robert Griffith.
I don't think SS's typically have to be all that dominant in pass coverage, just as long as they aren't horrible. Plus Blue is very goodin kickoff coverage.
He's a 2nd year guy whose behind Tank and Dwight Smith...so it's highly unlikely he's going to see that much action as a SS this year.

Vikes99ej
03-12-2007, 06:04 PM
He better not be the same position as Laron Landry... that's all I'm gonna say.

General Zod
03-13-2007, 12:46 PM
I see rumor that the Vikes are targeting Cato June and Nick Harper. I would pretty ok with these signings. What have the rest of you heard? or think? :-)

Severe Punishment
03-13-2007, 03:08 PM
LaRon Landry is going to be a FS if we draft him.
I would think Tank Williams would be the backup to Sharper right now there....where Blue is probably behind Dwight Smith at SS.

June wouldn't make a ton of sense and Harper would be fine if he signed a short deal that wouldn't cost this team an arm or a leg...otherwise a 3rd /4th or even 5th round CB prospect to compete would be alright with me too.
Griffin / Winfield / Edwards and Whittaker is hardly the weakest spot on the team.

Crazy_Chris
03-13-2007, 11:56 PM
I like Travarous Bain, or Kenny Scott as a second day CB prospect

FuzzyGopher
03-14-2007, 01:21 PM
LaRon Landry is going to be a FS if we draft him.
I would think Tank Williams would be the backup to Sharper right now there....where Blue is probably behind Dwight Smith at SS.

June wouldn't make a ton of sense and Harper would be fine if he signed a short deal that wouldn't cost this team an arm or a leg...otherwise a 3rd /4th or even 5th round CB prospect to compete would be alright with me too.
Griffin / Winfield / Edwards and Whittaker is hardly the weakest spot on the team.

The more I think about it the more I like us taking Landry. If he wins the starting FS job we have the ability to move Smith to CB to compete with Griffin or just for depth. He played Nickel in Tampa I believe and his versatility could come in handy if some of our corners get hurt.

the_legend_killer
03-15-2007, 02:35 PM
Vikings Resign QB Drew Henson

http://vikings.scout.com/2/627008.html

Severe Punishment
03-15-2007, 04:34 PM
Hardly the big F/A pickup people were hoping for.
Childress has been to a few pro days...while teams are bringing in F/A and not letting them leave (offering good contracts) ....I'm starting to get the
feeling that our entire pool of new talent is coming strictly from the draft....which will probably turn out to be a huge mistake.

chug o nomics
03-15-2007, 06:34 PM
Hardly the big F/A pickup people were hoping for.
Childress has been to a few pro days...while teams are bringing in F/A and not letting them leave (offering good contracts) ....I'm starting to get the
feeling that our entire pool of new talent is coming strictly from the draft....which will probably turn out to be a huge mistake.

I totally agree. It's never a good idea to stake your future entirely on the draft. We have a lot of glaring holes and we could have spent some time to get a temporary plug for some of then, but we're looking too far into the offseason. I hope that the management has something bigger in the works. We have so much money left that we could afford a risky move.

General Zod
03-21-2007, 06:19 PM
how would you all feel about getting David Carr for a 4th round pick? I think it would be worth it myself.

The Dynasty
03-21-2007, 06:54 PM
For a 4th yes.

Severe Punishment
03-21-2007, 08:00 PM
I'm not so big on Carr...consiering he took 249 sacks in his stint with the Texans. Considering they haven't upgraded the O-Line at all If I were Schaub I'd probably just go to the garage grab a ball pin hammer and start practicing for the season by hitting myself over and over on the top of my head.

Plus what incentive does Houston have for keeping him ? He's still got that huge contract which they'd love to get rid of....but how many teams are going to take a guy with such a weighted contract ? probably very few. He'll be dumped on June 1st (if not before) ...THEN we could pick him up....although I don't see him as an upgrade over what we currently have.

Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia on Carr..
"He was sacked 249 times during his 5 seasons with Texans, due in part to the Texans offensive line. In his rookie year, he was sacked 76 times, NFL record for most sacks in a season. In 2006 season, he was sacked 41 times."

I'm suprised the guy doesn't drool when he talks.