A former Viking has gotten his first free-agent visit while a number of players the Vikings have visited with remain unsigned.
While a few big-name players have garnered large-number contracts in 2007 free agency, there is the less-publicized side of this season that has hundreds of football players sitting and waiting for a phone call.
Defensive tackle Ross Kolodziej's opportunities were limited behind Kevin and Pat Williams in 2006, but the six-year veteran of the NFL knows all about the free-agent process.
January 16, 2007
Vikings defensive tackle Ross Kolodziej grew up just west of Green Bay, Wis., but his family never got into the Green Bay Packers. Now the down-to-earth lineman is hoping to help defeat them.
November 11, 2006
Ross Kolodziej is one of the most experienced defensive linemen on the Vikings' team, and he says Mike Tomlin's defense is built for defensive linemen to succeed.
August 28, 2006
With Pat Williams forced to work on his conditioning instead of practicing football, Ross Kolodziej is doing what he can to make an impression at nose tackle. Plus, Matt Birk undergoes his first full-pads practice since his lost season, Brad Johnson's role is changing slightly and Brad Childress talks about the offense's versatility.
Sure, it will be interesting to see how the linebacker rotation shakes out or how Tank Williams fits into the defense, but there are numerous battles for roster spots that will take place in training camp and preseason. Here are five guys on the defensive side of the ball to monitor.
The signing of defensive tackle Ross Kolodziej had a lot to do with his status as a veteran and his past relationship with Brad Childress, as the head coach continues to bring in players he has worked with in the past.