2016 Minnesota Vikings free agency

A look at the Minnesota Vikings' free agents for 2016, with links being added to this page as rankings, stories and analysis are produced.

VIKINGS FREE AGENCY

RATING SYSTEM

Viking Update ranks its FREE AGENTS with the following guidelines based on our assessment of the players:

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

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

Chad Greenway LB **** Signed a one-year contract worth up to $2.75 million with the Vikings.
Terence Newman CB *** Signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Vikings.
Rhett Ellison TE *** Signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Vikings.
Mike Harris OL *** Signed a one-year contract with the Vikings with a $1.75 million base salary plus incentives that could push it to $3 million.
Andrew Sendejo S *** Signed a four-year contract with the Vikings worth up to $16 million with $6.9 million guaranteed.
Matt Asiata RB ** Signed a one-year, $840,000 contract with the Vikings with a $60,000 bonus an additional $500,000 in incentives.
Audie Cole LB ** Signed a one-year contract with the Vikings for $840,000.
Marcus Sherels PR/CB ** Signed a two-year contract with the Vikings worth up to $4 million with $1.5 million guaranteed.
Justin Trattou DE ** Signed a one-year contract with the Vikings.
Robert Blanton S ** Signed a one-year, $840,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills with an $80,000 signing bonus..
Josh Robinson CB ** Signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Kenrick Ellis DT ** Signed a one-year, $840,000 contract with the Vikings.
Casey Matthews LB * Unsigned
Jason Trusnick LB * Unsigned

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

Zach Line FB *** Signed his one-year, RFA tender of $1.671 million.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS

Adam Thielen WR ** Signed a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Vikings.
Carter Bykowski OT ** Signed a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Vikings.

RELEASED

April 13: Released LBs Alex Singleton and Terrance Plummer.
March 8: WR Mike Wallace (saving $11.5M on the cap; signed with Baltimore for two years, $11.5 million) and OL Austin Wentworth.

SIGNED

March 21: Signed TE Brian Leonhardt to a one-year, $600,000 contract.
March 17: Signed OT Andre Smith to a one-year contract worth up to $4.5M with $1M guaranteed.
March 9: Signed S Michael Griffin to a one-year, $2.5M contract with $750,000 guaranteed and another $500,000 in incentives.
March 9: Signed LB Emmanuel Lamur to a two-year, $6M contract with $2.5M guaranteed.
March 9: Signed LB Travis Lewis to a contract.
March 9: Signed OG Alex Boone to a four-year, $26.8M contract with $10M guaranteed.
Jan. 15: Signed CB Melvin White to a reserve/future contract.
Jan. 11: Signed G Isame Faciane, WR Isaac Fruechte, DT Toby Johnson, S John Lowdermilk, LB Terrance Plummer, RB Blake Renaud and LB Alex Singleton to reserve/future contracts.

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