Vikings free agency 2013

Phil Loadholt (Jon Dahlin/Viking Update)

Which Vikings are scheduled for free agency in March and at what level? Plus, links to stories related to those players and other Vikings free-agent news.

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Free agency starts at 3 p.m. Central on March 12, 2013.

FREE-AGENT RANKINGS

VIKINGS FREE-AGENT STORIES
 
Can Jennings break Vikings' WR failings | First-week winners and losers
Tweets not so sweet from jilted Packers fans | QB is the great adjustment for Jennings
Vikings killer joins team he torched | Vikings sign Jennings
Schwartz joins Chiefs | Jennings would help offense and defense
WR search: If not Jennings, then who? | Brinkley signs with Arizona
Cassel, Vikings agree to terms | Cassel released by Chiefs
Mid-level markets set at WR, QB | Urlacher linked to Vikings
Jennings to visit with Vikings | Nerves aside, Loadholt wanted return

Vikings focused on own, then draft | Harvin elated to join Seahawks
LB Henderson agrees to terms | Vikings re-sign FB Felton
Sanford re-signs with Vikings | Vikings re-sign Loadholt
Vikings release CB Winfield | Vikings re-sign Simpson
Warning signs prevalent in replacing Harvin | Day after musings and mourning

Vikings working to keep own free agents | Assessing Harvin trade
Vikings trade Harvin to Seattle | Few LB solutions in free agency
Five years of bargains and busts | High-end receivers not plentiful
Free agent terms and definitions | Options many, talent questionable at QB
Vikings rumored as ready to pursue WR Wallace
Vikings release Jenkins | Business season is beginning

Vikings in mix for QB Cassel? | Salary cap is set
Video: Vikings free agency, draft | Frazier sees need for No. 2 QB
GM cautious on spending | Vikings discussing veteran QB options
Franchise tag doubtful for Loadholt | GM intrigued with new procedures

Vikings finalizing free agent plan | Spielman: 'No intent' of trading Harvin
Peterson wouldn't trade Harvin 'for nothing' | Trade options, cap impacts
What's Harvin's value? | Report: Vikings looking to trade Harvin?
Which Vikings to keep | Vikings expect measured approach

Brinkley presents interesting decision | NFL's important dates
Henderson contemplates free agency | Simpson loves being in Minnesota
Sanford's play makes case for return | Vikings progressing in process
Loadholt hoping to return | Decisions based on more than money

Loadholt might be offense's top free agent | Vikings'  positions of need lining up
Simpson hoping to re-focus, re-sign | WR Jennings tops Packers' decisions
Spielman talks free agency | Greenway sees pieces in place
Felton wants to remain a Viking | Cap considerations: Vikings' space-eaters



VIKINGS FREE AGENCY 2013
(updated from the start of the free-agent period to the start of training camp in July)
RATING SYSTEM
Viking Update ranks its FREE AGENTS with the following guidelines based on our assessment of the players:

= All-Pro/Pro Bowl quality player, or deserving but league depth at position keeps player back.
= Would start for most teams.
= Starting quality, average to slightly above average player.
= Solid to serviceable player, backup for most teams.
= Roster bubble, special teams only type contributor, no defined role in position.

Unrestricted Free Agents
Jerome Felton FB Signed a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the Vikings, including a $2 million signing bonus and $150,000 workout bonus.
Phil Loadholt RT Signed a four-year, $25 million contract with the Vikings, including a $7 million signing bonus
Erin Henderson LB Signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Vikings, including a $500,000 signing bonus and $500,000 roster bonus.
Jamarca Sanford S Signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Vikings, including a $500,000 signing bonus and $500,000 roster bonus.
Jasper Brinkley LB Signed a three-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.
Jerome Simpson WR Signed a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the Vikings, including a $500,000 signing bonus and $250,000 workout bonus.
Geoff Schwartz OL Signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Devin Aromashodu  WR Unsigned
Marvin Mitchell LB Unsigned
Joe Berger OL Signed a one-year contract with the Vikings that could be worth  $905,000.
Restricted Free Agents
A.J. Jefferson CB Tendered a one-year, $1.33 million offer.
 Exclusive Rights Free Agents
Marcus Sherels CB Tendered a one-year, $550,000 offer.
Troy Kropog T Unsigned
Andrew Sendejo S Unsigned
Released

* March 12: Released CB Antoine Winfield.

* March 11: Traded Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for first- and seventh-round picks in 2013 and a third-round pick in 2014.

* March 4: Released WR Michael Jenkins

Signed

* March 15: Signed WR Greg Jennings to a five-year contract that could be worth up to $47.5 million, including an $18 million bonus.

* March 14: Signed QB Matt Cassel to a two-year contract that could be worth up to $8 million, including $3.7 million guaranteed in the first year.

* Feb. 11: Signed DB Roderick Williams to a three-year, $1.5 million contract.

* Jan. 9: Signed P T.J. Conley and CB Greg McCoy to futures contracts.

* Jan. 7: Signed DT Chase Baker, RB Banyard, TE LaMark Grown, CB Bobby Felder, TE Chase Ford, G Tyler Holmes, T Kevin Murphy and WR Chris Summers to futures contracts.

 

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