Vikes Sign Packer DE to Offer Sheet

With just two days left in the period in which teams can offer contracts to restricted free agents, the Vikings signed Packer DE Aaron Kampman to a one-year contract offer.

With the deadline for making contract offers to restricted free agents ending Friday, the Vikings made a bold move Wednesday to improve themselves and hurt their rival Packers -- make a qualifying offer sheet to one of their starters.

The Vikings signed DE Aaron Kampman to a one-year offer sheet worth $1.2 million, giving the Packers seven days to match. Kampman, a three-year veteran, started all 16 games for the Packers last year, but was offered just a one-year qualifying offer by the cap-troubled Packers.

The Packers have until next Wednesday to match the offer. If they don't, the Vikings will surrender a fifth-round draft pick in exchange. If they don't match, it could alter the Vikings' draft plans. As of this point, VU projects the Vikings taking a defensive end with the second of their two first-round picks, but that could change in a hurry if they can sign Kampman.

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