The Oakland Raiders released defensive end Lance Johnstone and offensive lineman Brad Badger on Friday. They also signed defensive back Kris Richard and defensive tackle Josh Shaw.
Defensive end Lance Johnstone is a veteran of the league and the free agent dance. See what the Vikings' leading sacker of the past three years had to say about free agency after the season was lost.
February 10, 2006
For the most part, the Vikings' defensive line is locked up contractually next year, but the one exception is their leading sacker the last three years, Lance Johnstone. See what the veteran had to say about his impending free agency.
January 6, 2006
The Vikings enter the 2006 offseason with a coaching vacancy and 16 unrestricted free agents. Eight of those come on the defensive side of the ball, where some of the hardest decisions will have to be made. We analyze the possibilities and get reaction from the players.
January 4, 2006
Rookie Ciatrick Fason has been saying he's ready to prove himself as an every-down running back for most of the year, but now his head coach sounds ready to give him a chance at some point Sunday. See what each of them had to say this week. Plus, we look at a couple of defensive leaders and the marks they are shooting for in the season finale, as well as what makes Chicago's defensive the best in the league.
December 30, 2005
A few offensive and special-teams players moved up the franchise charts, but a pair of defenders had a first in Vikings history.
December 18, 2005
As two former Vikings starters, Brad Johnson and Michael Bennett, moved back into prominent roles in Sunday's game and moved up the franchise's record book, along with a few other players.
November 7, 2005