Vikings safety Willie Offord said he figured the team would sign Dwight Smith, and Offord gave his insight into how the move will affect him, his rehabilitation and his focus. Plus, get morning notes from the opening day of camp.
Although the free agent period didn't begin as scheduled Friday, it didn't stop the Vikings from starting their own offseason activity -- re-signing safety Willie Offord and signing offensive lineman Jason Whittle to a one-year contract.
The Vikings will be negotiating with at least one of their potential free agents in the next few days.
February 23, 2006
Several Vikings players expressed their shock at their record to date, but they aren't to the point of no return – not by a long shot. Plus, two Vikings safeties are at different crossroads – one trying to resurrect expectations and another trying to rehab for the future.
October 20, 2005