2011 Vikings free agency

Which Vikings free agents are restricted and which ones unrestricted? More information is added to this page and updates provided throughout the offseason.

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Free agency holds a little more intrigue this year without a collective bargaining agreement in place. That means the scheduled start of free agency on March 4 will be delayed unless a new CBA is in place. Also, the unrestricted and restricted free-agent designations below are based on the assumption that players with four or more years of NFL experience will become unrestricted, which is how it was under the old CBA.

(updated from the start of the free-agent period to the start of training camp in July)
Viking Update ranks its FREE AGENTS with the following guidelines based on our assessment of the players:

= All-Pro quality player, player deserving but league depth at position keeps player back.
= Would start for most teams, elevated growth/fringe All-Pro.
= Starting quality, average to slightly above average player.
= Solid to serviceable player, backup for most teams.
= Roster bubble long-shot, special teams only type contributor, no defined role in position.

Unrestricted Free Agents
Chad Greenway LB Unsigned
Sidney Rice WR Unsigned
Ray Edwards DE Unsigned
Pat Williams DT Unsigned
Ryan Longwell K Unsigned
Ben Leber LB Unsigned
Brian Robison DE Unsigned
Tarvaris Jackson QB Unsigned
Ryan Cook OL Unsigned
Fred Evans DT Unsigned
Frank Walker CB Unsigned
Naufahu Tahi FB Unsigned
Greg Lewis WR Unsigned
Lito Sheppard CB Unsigned
Eric Frampton S Unsigned
Hank Baskett WR Unsigned
Patrick Ramsey QB Unsigned
Brett Favre QB - Expected to retire.
Restricted Free Agents
Husain Abdullah S Unsigned
Erin Henderson LB Unsigned



* January 3: Re-signed cornerback Cord Parks, G Seth Olsen, DT Tremaine Johnson, FB Ryan D'Imperio, CB Simeon Castille and WR Freddie Brown to reserve/futures contracts.


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