2006 Free Agent Guards

With coach Brad Childress' stated commitment to improving up front, the offensive line is expected to be one of the Vikings' highest priorities in free agency, and guard is the position that saw the most shuffling during the 2005 season. While the guard crop of unrestricted free agents for 2006 isn't large, there are some qualities starters among them.

2006 Free Agent Guards
A listing of the inside linebackers scheduled for NFL free agency in 2006. UFA=Unrestricted Free Agent; RFA=Restricted Free Agent. For definitions of free-agent terms, click here. Listed alphabetically by team.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
Player Free-Agent Type 2005 Team
Tutan Reyes UFA Carolina Panthers
Terrence Metcalf UFA Chicago Bears
Mike Pucillo UFA Cleveland Browns
Kyle Kosier UFA Detroit Lions
Tyron Hopson UFA Detroit Lions
Grey Ruegamer UFA Green Bay Packers
Fred Weary UFA Houston Texans
Toniu Fonoti UFA Minnesota Vikings
Stephen Neal UFA New England Patriots
Jonathan Goodwin UFA New York Jets
Corey Hulsey UFA Oakland Raiders
Bob Hallen UFA San Diego Chargers
Steve Hutchinson UFA Seattle Seahawks
Tom Nutten UFA St. Louis Rams
Ray Brown UFA Washington Redskins
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
Reggie Wells RFA Arizona Cardinals
Scott Kooistra RFA Cincinnati Bengals
Vince Manuwai RFA Jacksonville Jaguars
Montrae Holland RFA New Orleans Saints
Kris Dielman RFA San Diego Chargers
Sean Mahan RFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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