Okeafor visits Broncos, Walker signs with Vikes

San Francisco 49er defensive end Chike Okeafor visited the Broncos on Wednesday and it went very well, according to team sources. Meanwhile, Bronco free agent cornerback Denard Walker was signing a $13 million deal with the Vikings.

Free-Agent DE Okeafor Visits Broncos - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason and Mike Sarro
March 12, 2003 - A week after the Broncos made a cannonball-sized splash in free agency by adding defensive tackle Daryl Gardener and quarterback Jake Plummer, the team welcomed another free agent to the building, playing host to defensive end Chike Okeafor. Characterizing the visit as "great," Broncos General Manager Ted Sundquist expressed confidence that the Purdue alumnus and the Broncos could be a fine match.

Vikings work out deal with cornerback Walker - Minneapolis Star Tribune - Kevin Seifert
March 13, 2003 - Relax, Viking Nation. Your team finally grabbed one of the top free agents available Wednesday. The Vikings followed a marathon day of negotiations by completing a four-year contract agreement with cornerback Denard Walker, sweetening what had been a long search through the marketplace. The signing was cheered at Winter Park since the Vikings had lost out on the sweepstakes for four other cornerbacks.

Vikings snatch up Walker - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, March 13, 2003 - Since the 1999 offseason, the Minnesota Vikings have searched for a quality cornerback. Wednesday, they believe they found their man. The Vikings signed former Broncos cornerback Denard Walker to a four-year, $13 million deal that includes about $3.5 million in signing and roster bonuses.

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