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Shortly after filling another need by re-signing receiver Jerome Simpson to a one-year deal, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman surfaced via conference call Friday afternoon to declare the first seven days of free agency a successful venture that upgraded the league's worst scoring defense and gave the franchise the flexibility it needs to stay ... (more)
The team announced the move on Friday. Simpson bounced back from an injury plagued first season in Minnesota in 2012 with a solid season last year.
As it is with every team, free agency has an impact on how the Vikings may approach the draft.
The way Russell Wilson has played the last two seasons has pave the way for Johnny Manziel to be selected in the top ten of the first round.
The moves have been coming fast and furious since NFL free agency opened on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Vikings have the eighth overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, after finishing 5-10-1 in 2014.
Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel walks on the field after running the 40 yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
DECEMBER 29: Phil Loadholt #71 of the Minnesota Vikings blocks the progress of Willie Young #79 of the Detroit Lions as Matt Cassel #16 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the ball during the game on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
From triple-teaming Alabama's Pro Day to setting up visits with two intriguing defenders to introducing their next-generation nose tackle, the Vikings spent Day 2 of NFL free agency multi-tasking their way toward what they hope will be a better roster than the one that went 5-10-1 in 2013.
The Vikings signed Matt Cassel back for the 2014 season, and with the Buccaneers takign McCown in free agency, there is a decreasing amount of teams likely to take a quarterback in the top half of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune.
For Oakland Raiders fans, we hope that patience will be a virtue. Many fans and analysts are scratching their heads because the Raiders seemingly went backwards on day one of the 2014 NFL free agency period.
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Well everybody, it is officially March 12, and the first day of Free Agency has concluded.
They stuck with him after his rookie year when he was arrested twice for unruly behavior in a three-day span.