NFC North additions and subtractions

The Vikings feel good about their roster and have had the least amount of activity of any of the NFC North teams. Here's a review of what has happened so far this offseason with signing free agents, draft picks and the losses around the division.


CHICAGO BEARS

FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.
TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)

  • NT Dusty Dvoracek (not tendered as RFA)

  • LB Darrell McClover (not tendered as UFA).

  • DE Adewale Ogunleye (not tendered as UFA).

  • RB Adrian Peterson (not tendered as UFA).

    RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

    EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

    DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED

  • S Major Wright (3/75): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • DE Corey Wootton (4/109): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • CB Joshua Moore (5/141): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • QB Dan LeFevour (6/181): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • OT J'Marcus Webb (7/218): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

    PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

  • *DE Mark Anderson: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.

  • RB Kahlil Bell: ERFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • *S Josh Bullocks: RFA; (tendered at $1.2675M with third-round pick as compensation); $1.2675M/1 yr.

  • *S Danieal Manning: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with third-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

  • LB Nick Roach: RFA; (tendered at $1.684M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.684M/1 yr.

  • LB Tim Shaw: ERFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • OLB Pisa Tinoisamoa: UFA; $875,000/1 yr.

  • DT Matt Toeaina: ERFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • *LB Jamar Williams: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with fourth-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

    PLAYERS ACQUIRED

  • TE Richard Angulo: FA; terms unknown.

  • S Chris Harris (trade Panthers).

  • LB Brian Iwuh: FA Jaguars; terms unknown.

  • *CB Tim Jennings: Not tendered as RFA by Colts; $2.6M/2 yrs, $250,000 RB.

  • TE Brandon Manumaleuna: UFA Chargers; $15M/5 yrs, $2M SB/$3M RB.

  • DE Julius Peppers: UFA Panthers; $79.8M/6 yrs, $42M guaranteed.

  • RB Chester Taylor: UFA Vikings; $12.5M/4 yrs, $2M SB/$4M RB.

  • FB Eddie Williams: FA Redskins; 1 yr, terms unknown.

    PLAYERS LOST

  • DE Alex Brown (released).

  • RB Kevin Jones (released).

  • FB Jason McKie (released).

  • TE Fontel Mines (released).

  • OT Orlando Pace (released).

  • S Kevin Payne (traded Rams).

  • OG Tyler Reed (released).

  • CB Nathan Vasher (released).

  • LB Jamar Williams (traded).


    DETROIT LIONS

    FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.
    TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

    FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)

  • OL Damion Cook (not tendered as UFA).

  • CB Anthony Henry (not tendered as UFA).

  • QB Patrick Ramsey (not tendered as UFA).

  • *LB Cody Spencer (not tendered as RFA).

    RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (*indicates restricted because of uncapped year): None.

    EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

    DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED

  • CB Amari Spievey (3/66): 3 yrs, terms unkown.

  • OT Jason Fox (4/128): $1.5459M/3 yrs, $330,907 SB.

  • DE Willie Young (7/213): $1.263M/3 yrs, $48,000 SB.

  • WR Tim Toone (7/255): 3 yrs, terms unknown.

    PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

  • DE Copeland Bryan: Not tendered as RFA; terms unknown.

  • *S Daniel Bullocks: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.

  • LB Vinny Ciurciu: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • LB Zack Follett: ERFA; terms unknown.

  • *OG Dylan Gandy: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with fourth-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

  • TE Will Heller: UFA; $3.95M/3 yrs.

  • OT Corey Hilliard: ERFA; terms unknown.

  • *DE Jason Hunter: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.

  • OT Jon Jansen: UFA; $855,000/1 yr, $50,000 SB.

  • S Marquand Manuel: UFA; $805,000/1 yr.

  • TE Jake Nordin: ERFA; terms unknown.

  • OG Manny Ramirez: RFA; (tendered at $1.101M with fourth-round pick as compensation); terms unknown.

  • *S Ko Simpson: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with fourth-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

    PLAYERS ACQUIRED

  • *S C.C. Brown: RFA tender withdrawn by Giants; terms unknown.

  • CB Dre' Bly: UFA 49ers; 2 yrs, terms unknown

  • WR Nate Burleson: UFA Seahawks; $25M/5 yrs, $11M guaranteed.

  • OG Trevor Canfield (waivers Seahawks).

  • WR Brian Clark: Not tendered as RFA by Buccaneers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • RB DeDe Dorsey: FA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

  • QB Shaun Hill (trade 49ers).

  • CB Chris Houston (trade Falcons).

  • LB Landon Johnson: FA Panthers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • LB Ashlee Palmer: Waivers Bills.

  • TE Tony Scheffler (trade Broncos).

  • OG Rob Sims (trade Seahawks).

  • DE Kyle Vanden Bosch: UFA Titans; $26M/4 yrs.

  • CB Jonathan Wade: Not tendered as RFA by Rams; terms unknown.

  • CB Dante Wesley: UFA Panthers; $1.54M/2 yrs, $20,000 SB.

  • DE Corey Williams (trade Browns).

    PLAYERS LOST

  • CB Phillip Buchanon (released).

  • QB Daunte Culpepper: Not tendered as UFA, signed with UFL.

  • TE Casey Fitzsimmons: UFA; retired.

  • LB Larry Foote: UFA Steelers; $9.3M/3 yrs, $1.8M SB.

  • DE Robert Henderson (traded Seahawks).

  • CB Kevin Hobbs (released; had been re-signed as RFA).

  • DT Grady Jackson (released).

  • CB Will James: UFA 49ers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • *G/T Daniel Loper (released); had re-signed as RFA for $1.226M/1 yr.

  • TE Michael Matthews (released).

  • S Kalvin Pearson (released).

  • RB Cedric Peerman (released; had been re-signed as ERFA).

  • LB Ernie Sims (traded Eagles).

  • CB DeAngelo Smith (released; had been re-signed as ERFA).

  • DE Dewayne White (released).

  • CB Brian Witherspoon (released).


    GREEN BAY PACKERS

    FRANCHISE PLAYER: NT Ryan Pickett (tendered at $7.003M; signed four-year contract March 12).
    TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

    FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)

  • RB Ahman Green (not tendered as UFA).

  • P Jeremy Kapinos (not tendered as ERFA).

  • RB DeShawn Wynn (not tendered as RFA).

    RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (*indicates restricted because of uncapped year)

  • *S Atari Bigby (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation) has been a starter since 2007, but his last two seasons have been riddled by an assortment of injuries, which have diminished the impact he once made as a tenacious strong safety.

    EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

    DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED

  • G/T Marshall Newhouse (5/169): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • RB James Starks (6/193): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • DE C.J. Wilson (7/230): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

    PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

  • *CB Will Blackmon: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with fourth-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

  • OT Chad Clifton: UFA; $19.5M/3 yrs, $7.5M guaranteed.

  • *OG Daryn Colledge: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.

  • *S Nick Collins: RFA (tendered at $3.35M with first- and third-round picks as compensation); $3.35M/1 yr/extension $23.4M/3 yrs.

  • TE Spencer Havner: ERFA; $470,000/1 yr.

  • *DE Johnny Jolly; RFA (tendered at $2.521M with first-round pick as compensation); $2.521M/1 yr.

  • *FB John Kuhn: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with no compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

  • *S Derrick Martin: Potential RFA; $1.9M/2 yrs, $355,000 SB.

  • NT Ryan Pickett: Franchise FA; $24.925M/4 yrs, $2M SB/$6.4 RB.

  • *C/G Jason Spitz: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.

  • OT Mark Tauscher: UFA; $8.262M/2 yrs, $2.081M RB 2010.

  • CB Tramon Williams; RFA (tendered at $3.043M with first- and third-round picks as compensation); $3.043M/1 yr.

    PLAYERS ACQUIRED

  • *FS Charlie Peprah: Not tendered as RFA by Falcons; terms unknown.

    PLAYERS LOST

  • S Matt Giordano (released).

  • LB Aaron Kampman: UFA Jaguars; $24M/4 yrs, $10M guaranteed.

  • DE Mike Montgomery (released).

  • LB Jeremy Thompson (released/failed physical).


    MINNESOTA VIKINGS

    FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.
    TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

    DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED

  • LB Nate Triplett (5/167): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

  • FB Ryan D'Imperio (7/237); terms unknown.

    PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

  • *OL Ryan Cook: RFA; (tendered at $1.176 with third-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

  • *DE Ray Edwards; RFA (tendered at $2.521M with first-round pick as compensation); $2.521M/1 yr.

  • *DT Fred Evans: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.

  • S Eric Frampton: RFA; (tendered at $1.101M with fifth-round pick as compensation); $1.101M/1 yr.

  • *QB Tarvaris Jackson: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with third-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

  • DT Jimmy Kennedy: UFA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

  • WR Greg Lewis: Potential UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • CB Benny Sapp: UFA; $4.2M/2 yrs, $1.5M guaranteed.

  • *FB Naufahu Tahi: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with no compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

    PLAYERS ACQUIRED

  • K Rhys Lloyd: Not tendered as RFA by Panthers; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

  • WR Marko Mitchell: FA Lions; terms unknown.

  • RB Ryan Moats: FA Texans; terms unknown.

  • DE Mike Montgomery: FA Packers; $630,000/1 yr.

  • CB Lito Sheppard: FA Jets; $2M/1 yr.

    PLAYERS LOST

  • OL Artis Hicks: UFA Redskins; 3 yrs, terms unknown.

  • *CB Karl Paymah: Not tendered as RFA/49ers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

  • RB Chester Taylor: UFA Bears; $12.5M/4 yrs, $2M SB/$4M RB.


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