Discussion in 'Team Management' started by controllerabuser, Oct 12, 2011.
Vikings Resign -
WR Devin Aromashodu 3 years, 1,778,000
TE Visanthe Shiancoe 2 years, 4,064,000
ROLB Heath Farwell 2 years, 1,333,500
MLB EJ Henderson 5 years, 5,334,000
LG Chester Pitts 2 years, 3,683,000
LOLB Erin Henderson 3 years, 603,250
HB Lorenzo Booker 2 years, 685,800
FB Naufua Tahi 3 years, 604,250
C John Sullivan 3 years, 1,778,000
FS Husain Abdullah 2 years, 2,413,000
SS Tyrell Johnson 2 years, 2,2413,000
Vikings Sign WR Jordy Nelson 2 years, 4,300,000
FS Ryan Clark cut
Cedric Griffin 3 years @ 4.1 MIL plus 1,250,000 bonus
EJ Henderson 5 years @ 5,374,000 MIL plus 40,000 bonus
Minnesota sends LG Steve Hutchinson and TE Visanthe Shiancoe
Cleveland sends 2nd & 3rd round pick and TE Evan Moore
2012 Projected Starters
QB Christian Ponder
HB Adrian Peterson
FB Naufahu Tahi
WR Michael Jenkins
WR Percy Harvin
WR Jordy Nelson
TE Kevin Rudolph -
LT Isaic Strong
LG Chris DeGeare
C Brandon Fusco
RG Brody Harris
RT Charlie Johnson
LE Brian Robison
DT Kevin Williams
DT Mike Patterson
RE Kenny Wallace
LOLB Clint Sessions
MLB D'Qwell Jackson
ROLB Chad Greenway
CB Antoine Winfield
CB Prince Justice
FS Husain Abdullah
SS Tyrell Johnson
K Ryan Longwell
P Chris Kluwe
2012 NFL DRAFTMINNESOTA VIKINGS
LT Isaic Strong- With our 9th pick in the first round, we drafted Isaic. A 6'6, 325 pound left tackle from Penn State. With an 82 overall and A potential we knew we had our guy! Since our biggest need is the offensive line, we couldn't have went wrong with this guy. The only thing he needs to work on is his pass blocking footwork otherwise he is golden. His other ratings are all 85 and higher at the age of 22.
RG Brody Harris- There had been talks about trading away Steve Hutchinson. Then the Vikings traded away Jared Allen, picking up the #10 spot in the draft from the Jacksonville Jaguars. There was no way we could pass up Brody since a couple guys on our board had been taken off. At 6'5, 315 pounds from TCU, he has A potential and is an 84 overall. This guy strengthens and adds youth to our offensive line. There really is no weakness in his game.
CB Prince Justice- I was sitting here, anxious and nervous because I had this guy written down as one of, if not, the best corner back in the draft. He might not be but he was one of the steals in the draft. As our pick came up and Justice was still there, I leaped out of my chair almost spilling my beer. A veteran never spills his beer though. I quickly calmed myself and put the pick in. At 6'2, 202 pounds from Illinois, Prince is royalty. He is big, fast and athletic. His only weakness is, he has been known to miss tackles. He is a cover corner who can play on an island or in a zone and can out jump most receivers.
RE Kenny Wallace- In the 4th round we drafted Kenny Wallace, a 6'1, 274 pound defensive end from Georgia Southern. Wallace has a lot of work to do and is fighting with former USC Trojan Everson Griffin. He is good at recognizing plays and pursuing the play. His moves are above average. The reason he will probably get the nod over Griffin is because he is already as good as him and 2 years younger with better potential.
CB Storm Foreman- Another steal that we found in the 4th round this time was Storm Foreman. A little smaller than Prince Justice but this guy can fly. With 96 speed and 95 acceleration, good luck getting around him. He isn't good in zone coverage but is great in man coverage. The only downfall to Storm is that he has only C potential. Hopefully, that doesn't hold him back.
DT Javonta Douglas- Algrenon Spencer was gone and Zavian Craig had just been picked. A mammoth standing at 6'5 and weighing in at 336 pounds out of Oklahoma. A strong(84) boy with overpowering(90) moves and pretty good finesse(76) for a big man. We are hoping he can gain some pounds and be another Pat Williams.
WR Calvin Dinwiddie- This could very well be the steal of the 6th round. If he can overcome the hype and make plays, the sky is the limit for Calvin. He has been coined the "next Wes Welker", at 5'10 and 210 pounds from Boston College. He has good speed(90) and acceleration(93). He can catch the ball pretty well(77) but his best attributes are his spectacular catching & jumping(98). A work in progress definitely but getting that kind of talent in the 6th round is key to a franchise.
Contract Year Players
An early look at who the Vikings might or might not bring back.
SS Jamarca Sanford - A 73 overall player with C potential isn't looking to get signed back by the Vikes as Tyrell Johnson is ahead of him in pretty much every department. Unless Tyrell gets hurt, Jamarca will not see much playing time outside of special teams. Jamarca will likely have to take a pay cut in order to stay in Purple and Gold.
DT Kevin Williams - There have been rumors that Kevin is likely to be traded away during the season. A key component to our defense but we are rebuilding and looking to get younger. We are on the fence about letting him go.
DT Remi Ayodele - Set to make a little over 3.5 million this year, two things determine if Remi will be let go this offseason. The first being his progression. He is 79 overall with a B potential however he is 29 years old. It is hard to imagine paying a guy 3 million for making 2 sacks last year. The second determining factor is Kevin Williams.
RG Ryan Cook - With the drafting of RG Brody Harris and the emergence of Chris DeGeare, Ryan Cook is pretty much set to sit the bench for the next few years unless something huge happens. He is likely to be signed back just because of the depth needed at the offensive line.
RT Phil Loadholt - There once was a time when the Vikings were optimistic about tackles Bryant McKinnie and Phil Loadholt. Boy, how times have changed. The signing of Charlie Johnson and drafting of Isaic Strong have left Phil in the dust. Another lineman that will probably be signed back due to depth being needed.
CB Asher Allen - Although Asher is from the best conference in College football, it hasn't translated. He quickly fell down the depth chart and with the drafting of Prince Justice and Storm Foreman, he is really in trouble. Right now though, he is the 3rd best corner back. The Vikings will look to seek help in the corner department next year again whether it is by draft or free agency. So, if Asher isn't expecting to jump a whole lot in his salary then he should be in Purple and Gold again.
Vikings don't waste time and cut Remi Ayodele 3,000,000 @ 1 years no bonus
Vikings Add To Defense
Moves have been made to adjust our defense. We are moving Antoine Winfield to SS and putting the rookie Prince Justice in at our #1 corner spot. We picked up Justin Tryon to fill in at the #2 spot. We also signed Cliff Avril to replace Jared Allen at the LE. We will move Kenny Wallace to the RE.
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