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Free Agent Safeties


This is sort of supposed to piggy back off of the main article talking about the recent release of Bob Sanders. While it's very obvious that the Vikings need a lot of help in at the safety position (we might as well have a cardboard cut out wearing a #20 jersey) it's not so obvious where that help will be coming from. The expectation is that a rookie will be brought in and Hussein Abdullah will continue to develop while looking at free agency to patch some holes. Their have been several recent cuts that have inundated the market with quality safeties. You can reference the article about Sanders on the main page, however the Rams recently released O.J. Otogwe and the Texans released Eugene Wilson. Sanders is clearly the best player, but he has a hard time staying off the Injured Reserve. Otogwe is a very solid, young starting safety who can bring stability to the back end, but he was released because the rams didn't want to pay his $8 million roster bonus. His price tag will be very high. He also reminds me of Madieu Williams when he was a free agent, thought I can't say why. Eugene Wilson was a safety on the leagues worst pass defense and isn't very good. However, he is a veteran presence who would be cheap and could help mentor some of the young members at the safety position like Abdullah and Jamarca Sanford. Another Free Agent who I think deserves a closer look is Champ Bailey. He recently put his Denver home up for sale and has said he's sick of all the turnover in Denver. He also said that he wants to switch to safety to extend his career. There are many other options out their; so my question to you, my fellow Norseman, is what should the Vikings do about the safety position?

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