It may be a little too cloak-and-dagger for most football fans. While Detroit was sticking it to the Packers by offering Na'il Diggs a huge contract the Pack will find difficult to match, the Vikings snuck in and negotiated a deal with free agent Chris Claiborne.
The Vikings officially announced the signing at about 9 a.m. this morning, and VU has been told it is a two year contract worth $5 million and includes a $750,000 signing bonus. The team will hold a 12:30 p.m. press conference to introduce Claiborne.
Claiborne addresses yet another defensive need for the Vikings. He has been playing middle linebacker for the Lions, but will be more natural as an outside linebacker. He'll play OLB with the Vikings with Greg Biekert in the middle, but, if Claiborne remains with the Vikings long-term, he will eventually move back to MLB when Biekert retires.
Vikes Sign Claiborne
Viking Update Top Stories
3-for-1 NFL draft-week specialBuy one month of VikingUpdate.com and get the next two months free.
Viking Update4:59 AM
Report: Peterson finalizes two-year dealAdrian Peterson has a new home after agreeing to a two-year deal that will bring him back to Minnesota for Week 1 … playing against the Vikings.
Viking Update4:51 AM
Mayock on Vikings’ ‘splash’ decisionWithout a first-round pick, what does NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock expect from the Minnesota Vikings’ second-round pick?
Viking UpdateYesterday at 12:36 PM
Former Vikings tackle calls it a careerThe Minnesota Vikings didn’t have Jake Long for long last year, but the Vikings will go down as the offensive tackle’s last NFL team.
Viking UpdateYesterday at 9:54 AM