Frerotte Signs With Miami

The Vikings lost their No. 2 quarterback Monday when Gus Frerotte signed with Miami, leaving Minnesota officials hoping that Brad Johnson will choose the Vikings over two other teams.

The Vikings' search for a backup quarterback took on a sense of more urgency Monday as Gus Frerotte signed with the Miami Dolphins. Frerotte, who has backed up Daunte Culpepper the last two years, was the choice of former Vikings offensive coordinator Scott Linehan to be the starter.

Frerotte signed a two-year deal worth a reported $3 million and will be given the chance to battle it out with A.J. Feeley for the Miami starting job.

With Frerotte now out of the picture, the Vikings are likely to step up their pursuit of Brad Johnson. Johnson left Winter Park Monday without a contract and is scheduled to meet with the Seahawks today before making a final decision between the Vikings, Seahawks and Bears.

* Drew Rosenhaus, the new agent for Plaxico Burress, said his client is leaning toward wanting to re-join his former college coach Nick Saban in Miami.
* Burress has had just one contract in the NFL, but is now on his fifth agent -- his third in the last year alone.
* The Jaguars turned down a pair of Vikings trade offers for Donovin Darius, the last offer being a swap of the seventh and 21st overall picks to get the safety. Those talks came to an end after the Vikings signed Darren Sharper, Vikings V.P. of Football Operations Rob Bzrezinski said.

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