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What the claiming of Sage Rosenfels means for the Vikings

The Vikings parted ways with Sage Rosenfels in the midst of "Favre-a-palooza," but many on the Vikings staff were against trading Rosenfels to the New York Giants. Brad Childress didn’t seem to get along with Sage, but the Vikings Vice President of Player Operations Rick Spielman loved how posied of a quarterback he was since the day he picked him up from the Houston Texans. On Friday, the Vikings claimed Rosenfels off waivers several hours after the Miami Dolphins placed him there. This move was made to fill the open roster spot made when the Vikings waived Donovan McNabb. Rosenfels will be paid roughly 1.5 million to finish the last 5 games with the Vikings. It will be very interesting to see if the Vikings keep Rosenfels on the roster next season. It is quite ironic that the Vikings let Leslie Frazier make the decision of signing Donovan McNabb. This may be Rick Spielman’s way of showing he knows how to make the personnel decisions and that the team should let him make more important roster moves. With the Vikings dismal record of 2-9 it seems like the organization is trying to become younger at several positions like at safety and wide receiver. Earlier this week, the Vikings re-signed Stephen Burton who was on the practice squad but was released to make room for tight end Mickey Shuler. The organization also added safety Jarrad Page who previously played for the Eagles and was released after starting 5 games with the New England Patriots. The Minnesota Vikings will need to make many moves to improve several positions that are very weak. Christian Ponder needs a dominant deep threat wide receiver, which the Vikings lacked this season after Sidney Rice left for the Seattle Seahawks. The Vikings also need to add a left tackle to the offensive line to upgrade Charlie Johnson who has been very disappointing this season. It wouldn’t surprise me to see the Vikings pick up a left tackle in the draft and then they could move Charlie Johnson to left guard to remove the large salary of an old Steve Hutchinson. At safety I would move Antoine Winfield and Cedric Griffin to the safety position and then start a much improved Asher Allen to play cornerback along with drafting or signing a cornerback. Also Chris Cook could potentially play with Asher Allen at cornerback depending on the severity of his charges for starting a fight with his girlfriend. Many of you are probably wondering why I am saying to move Cedric Griffin to safety. There are several reasons: the Vikings need to upgrade the safety position and Griffin could fill the need. Also, it seems like he loses a step in the second half after suffering two ACL tears in the past two seasons. Overall, it will be very interesting to see what moves the Vikings make at the end of the season and how they handle the NFL Draft in April.

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