Martin Says Yes, Marcus Says No

The Vikings added another free agent Saturday by signing nose tackle Steve Martin, but didn't land WR Marcus Robinson.

The Vikings' free agent activity continued Saturday, as the team signed defensive tackle Steve Martin of the Texans to a two-year contract.

Martin started eight games for the Texans and was used primarily as a run stuffer, much the same way Fred Robbins was for the Vikings. Martin will take over Robbins' role -- Robbins signed with the Giants earlier in the week.

The news wasn't as good with wide receiver Marcus Robinson. The Vikings offered him a one-year deal that he rejected and left Winter Park without a contract.

* Even with the recent signings, the Vikings remain about $25 million under the salary cap.
* Vikings free agent Cory Withrow will meet with the Giants this week.
* Former Chargers DE Marcellus Wiley has scheduled a number of tour stops this week, but so far the Vikings aren't among them.
* Don't hold your breath on the Vikes making a run for WR Darrell Jackson. Not only are the Seahawks looking to re-sign him, but he's drawn interest from the Lions, Broncos, 49ers and Buccaneers. VU has been told he's likely priced his way out of consideration from the Vikings.

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