2008 Vikings Free Agency

A look at the Minnesota Vikings' free-agent activity, along with links to other pertinent info.

FREE AGENCY DATABASE

Overall Rankings | By Position | 2007 Team | Signed Team | College | Name
QB | RB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C
DE | DT | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

FREE-AGENT STORIES

Veteran WR on Vikings Radar? | Spielman Talks Free-Agent Possibilities
Tags, Terminations Flying Fast | Smith Released

Spencer Johnson Talks Free Agency | Free Agency Heating Up
Veterans Continue Being Cut | New Blood in Free-Agent Market
NFL Contract Movement Heating Up | Whitaker Could Wait
NFL Free Agent Notes | Teams Begin Releasing Veterans
LB Thomas: Free Agency Up in the Air | What's With Walker?

Fitzgerald Sounds Like a Cardinal | Johnson Has Favorable Contract
Chad Johnson Voices Frustration | Berrian Coming Off Board?

Ferguson's Free Agent Desires | NFL Free Agent Notebook
Dilemmas in McNabb Trade | Losman Salary Makes Sense
Scott an Option Again | Pennington Trade Could Create Questions
Trade Winds Blowing? | What Would Anderson Cost?
Doss Talks Free Agency | Thomas's Mixed Feelings on Free Agency
Richardson Retirement Not Likely | Walker on Vikings' Radar?
QB Shopping Not Easy |
Personnel Notebook
Jackson Doesn't Get Strong Commitment | Pennington Most Logical Option?
QB Options Many, Not Great

Free-Agent Terms | VikingUpdate.com "Free Agent" Story Search

VIKINGS FREE AGENCY 2008
(updated from the start of the free-agent period to the start of training camp in July)

RATING SYSTEM

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

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

Unrestricted Free Agents
Mike Doss S Unsigned
Robert Ferguson WR Unsigned
Spencer Johnson DT Unsigned
Mewelde Moore RB Unsigned
Tony Richardson FB Unsigned
Darrion Scott DE Unsigned
Dontarrious Thomas LB Unsigned
Ronyell Whitaker CB Unsigned
Tank Williams S Unsigned
Restricted Free Agents
Heath Farwell LB Unsigned
Released
 * Feb. 20: Released safety Dwight Smith.
Signed
* Jan 2: Re-signed guard Brian Daniels, wide receivers Joel Filani, Martin Nance and Justin Surrency, cornerback Dee McCann and running back Arkee Whitlock to futures contracts.

RECENT VIKINGS FREE AGENCY

2007 Free-Agency Portal

2006 Free-Agency Portal

2005 Free-Agency Portal

2004 Free-Agency Portal

2003 Free-Agency Portal

2002 Free-Agency Portal 


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