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2012 Free Agency Contest


The Vikings are reported to be at about 23 mil or so under the cap prior to free agency. Obviously, if they extend Allen and restructure KWill (by basically guaranteeing some of his money) they can create some more space. Why they have not done that yet or may not do that at all is another topic.

For right now they have about 23 mil to use to add some free agents. They currently have about 18 free agents plus they just released 3 players.

They expect to have 10 draft picks once they announce the compensatory picks. That means they need to sign about 11 players somehow to just fill the roster.

The contest is to list the players you believe they will sign and a best guess salary for 2012.

I have put together a list of recently signed free agents and some of the available free agents. I included the stats of the recently signed players at the time of the signing. I did not include numbers they accumulated after they signed with their new team. This can be used as a guide to approximate how much you would want to pay a player if you choose to put a salary next to the player you would sign.

Just give a list of players you think the Vikings will sign and we can see who comes the closest!


WIDE RECEIVERS
Lance Moore - 5 year $20 mil with $7 mil guar and a $3 mil signing bonus || 192 rec 2,156 yards 22 TDs thru 6 seasons
Steve Breaston - 5 year $25 mil with $9.5 mil guar || 187 rec 2,528 yards 7 TDs thru 4 seasons
Santonio Holmes - 5 year $45 mil with $24 mil guar || 287 rec 4,581 yards 26 TDs thru 5 seasons
Michael Jenkins - 3 year $9 mil with a 2 mil signing bonus || 276 rec 3,512 yards 20 TDs thru 7 seasons
Santana Moss - 3 year $15 mil with $6 mil guar and a $5 mil signing bonus || 593 rec 8,558 yards 52 TDs thru 10 seasons
Sidney Rice - 5 year $41 mil with $18.5 mil guar and a $6 mil signing bonus || 146 rec 2,129 yards 18 TDs thru 4 seasons
Miles Austin - 7 year $57.168 mil with $18 mil guar and no signing bonus but all of his $17.078 mil first year salary was guaranteed || 168 rec 2,715 yards 21 TDs thru 5 seasons

Vincent Jackson - 272 rec 4,754 yards 37 TDs thru 7 seasons
Marcus Colston - 449 rec 6,240 yards 48 TDs thru 6 seasons
Mario Manningham - 160 rec 2,315 yards 18 TDs thru 4 seasons
Pierre Garcon - 188 rec 2,519 yards 16 TDs thru 4 seasons
Laurent Robinson - 143 rec 1,858 yards 15 TDs thru 5 seasons
Robert Meachem - 141 rec 2,269 yards 23 TDs thru 5 seasons
Braylon Edwards - 341 rec 5,323 yards 39 TDs thru 8 seasons
Josh Morgan - 131 rec 1,764 yards 9 TDs thru 4 seasons
Eddie Royal - 206 rec 2,107 yards 9 TDs thru 4 seasons
Jerricho Cotchery - 374 rec 4,751 yards 20 TDs thru 8 seasons
Early Doucet - 111 rec 1,284 yards 7 TDs thru 4 seasons
Harry Douglas - 84 rec 1,112 yards 3 TDs thru 3 seasons
Andre Caldwell - 124 rec 1,172 yards 6 TDs thru 4 seasons

LINEBACKERS
James Anderson - 5 year $22 mil with $8.5 mil guar and a $7 mil signing bonus || 236 tckls 8 PD 1 INT thru 5 seasons
Nick Barnett - 3 year $11.5 mil with $6 mil guar and a $1.5 mil signing bonus || 787 tckls 30 PD 9 INT thru 8 seasons
Kevin Burnett - 4 year $21 mil with $9.8 mil guar || 307 tckls 12 PD 3 INT thru 6 seasons
Paul Posluszny - 6 year $42 mil with $15 mil guar || 398 tckls 14 PD 4 INT thru 4 seasons
Stewart Bradley - 5 year $25 mil with $10 mil guar and a 5 mil signing bonus || 186 tckls 13 PD 3 INT thru 3 seasons
Chad Greenway - 5 year $41 mil with $19.9 mil guar and a 8.5 mil signing bonus || 463 tckls 18 PD 5 INT thru 5 seasons
David Harris - 4 year $36 mil with $29.5 mil guar and a 8 mil signing bonus || 428 tckls 10 PD 2 INT thru 4 seasons
D'Qwell Jackson - 5 year $42.5 mil with $10.4 mil guar and a 7 mil signing bonus || 565 tckls 14 PD 5 INT thru 6 seasons
Derrick Johnson - 6 year $36.475 mil with $15 mil guar || 507 tckls 41 PD 7 INT thru 6 seasons
Clint Session - 5 year $29 mil with $11.5 mil guar || 261 tckls 8 PD 4 INT thru 4 seasons

Curtis Lofton - 492 tckls 15 PD 3 INT thru 4 seasons
David Hawthorne - 350 tckls 15 PD 7 INT thru 4 seasons
Dan Connor - 156 tckls 1 PD 0 INT thru 4 seasons
Stephen Tulloch - 568 tckls 16 PD 4 INT thru 6 seasons
Larry Grant - 87 tckls 5 PD 0 INT thru 4 seasons
Joe Mays - 133 tckls 3 PD 0 INT thru 4 seasons
Erin Henderson - 96 tckls 2 PD 0 INT thru 4 seasons
Manny Lawson - 218 tckls 17 PD 2 INT thru 6 seasons
Rocky McIntosh - 471 tckls 18 PD 3 INT thru 6 seasons
Philip Wheeler - 220 tckls 2 PD 0 INT thru 4 seasons
Wesley Woodyard - 233 tckls 5 PD 1 INT thru 4 seasons

CORNERBACKS
Tramon Williams - 5 year $38.148 mil with $11.074 mil guar and a $6 mil signing bonus || 186 tckls 40 PD 6 INT thru 5 seasons
Brandon Flowers - 6 year $50.6 mil with $22 mil guar || 199 tckls 50 PD 9 INT thru 3 seasons
Jabari Greer - 4 year $22 mil with $10.2 mil guar and a $3 mil signing bonus 2009 || 200 tckls 40 PD 6 INT thru 6 seasons
Jonathan Joseph - 5 year $48.75 mil with $23.5 mil guar and a $12.5 mil signing bonus || 272 tckls 76 PD 14 INT thru 5 seasons
Charles Tillman - 7 year $41.5 mil with $18.5 mil guar and $3 mil performance bonus in the first year 2007 || 295 tckls 33 PD 14 INT thru 4 seasons
Kyle Arrington - 2 year $1.775 mil with $400k signing bonus || 177 tckls 20 PD 8 INT thru 4 seasons
Nnamdi Asomugha - 5 year $60 mil with $25 mil guar || 310 tckls 54 PD 11 INT thru 8 seasons
Antonio Cromartie - 4 year $32 mil with a $5 mil signing bonus || 207 tckls 58 PD 18 INT thru 5 seasons
Orlando Scandrick - 6 year $28.2 mil with $10 mil guar || 133 tckls 22 PD 2 INT thru 3 seasons
Ike Taylor - 4 year $28 mil with a $7.25 mil signing bonus || 481 tckls 99 PD 11 INT thru 8 seasons

Cortland Finnegan - 473 tckls 68 PD 14 INT thru 6 seasons
Brandon Carr - 237 tckls 65 PD 8 INT thru 4 seasons
Carlos Rogers - 342 tckls 91 PD 14 INT thru 7 seasons
Richard Marshall - 500 tckls 52 PD 17 INT thru 6 seasons
Terrell Thomas - 231 tckls 38 PD 11 INT thru 4 seasons
Tracy Porter - 194 tckls 32 PD 7 INT thru 4 seasons
Jason Allen - 244 tckls 33 PD 15 INT thru 7 seasons
Tim Jennings - 294 tckls 37 PD 7 INT thru 6 seasons
William Gay - 247 tckls 43 PD 3 INT thru 5 seasons
Jacob Lacey - 221 tckls 21 PD 5 INT thru 3 seasons
Eric Wright - 323 tckls 63 PD 13 INT thru 5 seasons

SAFETIES
Dawan Landry - 5 year $27.5 mil with $10.5 mil guar || 362 tckls 24 PD 9 INT thru 5 seasons
Eric Weddle - 5 year $40 mil with $19 mil guar and a $13 mil signing bonus || 358 tckls 28 PD 6 INT thru 4 seasons
Danieal Manning - 4 year $20 mil with $9 mil guar || 343 tckls 24 PD 7 INT thru 5 seasons
Donte Whitner - 3 year $11.75 mil with $4 mil guar || 451 tckls 18 PD 5 INT thru 5 seasons
Oshiomogho Atogwe - 5 year $26 mil with $9.4 mil guar || 390 tckls 38 PD 22 INT thru 6 seasons
Reed Doughty - 3 year $3.025 mil || 269 tckls 8 PD 1 INT thru 5 seasons
Michael Huff - 4 year $32 mil with $16 mil guar and a $7.315 mil signing bonus
Quintin Mikell - 4 year $27 mil with $14 mil guar and a $4 mil signing bonus || 444 tckls 46 PD 10 INT thru 8 seasons
Charlie Peprah - 2 year $2.5 mil and a $150K signing bonus || 90 tckls 5 PD 2 INT thru 5 seasons
Troy Polamalu - 4 year $36.5 mil with a $10.55 signing bonus || 515 tckls 71 PD 27 INT thru 8 seasons
Gerald Sensabaugh - 6 year $25 mil with $8 mil guar and a $4 mil signing bonus || 353 tckls 32 PD 14 INT thru 7 seasons
Eric Smith - 3 year $7.5 mil and a $800K signing bonus || 201 tckls 32 PD 14 INT thru 5 seasons

LaRon Landry - 383 tckls 31 PD 4 INT thru 5 seasons
Reggie Nelson - 326 tckls 39 PD 13 INT thru 5 seasons
Jim Leonhard - 326 tckls 24 PD 6 INT thru 7 seasons
Dwight Lowery - 143 tckls 40 PD 9 INT thru 4 seasons
Mike Adams - 398 tckls 31 PD 12 INT thru 8 seasons
Brodney Pool - 364 tckls 48 PD 13 INT thru 7 seasons
Craig Steltz - 86 tckls 2 PD 1 INT thru 4 seasons
Tom Zbigkowski - 88 tckls 4 PD 2 INT thru 4 seasons
Abram Elam - 373 tckls 17 PD 3 INT thru 6 seasons
Reggie Smith - 64 tckls 7 PD 2 INT thru 4 seasons
Steve Gregory - 241 tckls 17 PD 4 INT thru 6 seasons
Courtney Greene - 93 tckls 4 PD 1 INT thru 3 seasons


DEFENSIVE TACKLES
Ahtyba Rubin - 4 year $27.6 mil with $18 mil guar
Barry Cofield - 6 year $36 mil with $12.5 mil guar
Brandon Mebane - 5 year $25 mil with $9 mil guar
Justin Bannan - 3 year $8 mil with a $2 mil signing bonus
Alan Branch - 2 year $7 mil with $4 mil guar and a $500K signing bonus
Jacques Cesaire - 2 year $2.135 mil with a $500K signing bonus
Kenyon Coleman - 2 year $3.5 mil with a $700K signing bonus
Cullen Jenkins - 5 year $30.375 mil

Red Bryant
Paul Soliai
Jason Jones
Brodrick Bunkley
Cory Redding
Kendall Langford
Derek Landri
Antonio Garay
Amobi Okoye
Marcus Thomas
Adam Carriker
Phillip Merling
Aubrayo Franklin


OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
David Baas - 5 year $27.5 mil with $11.5 mil guar and a $8.5 mil signing bonus
Justin Blalock - 6 year $38 mil with $16 mil guar
Jermon Bushrod - 2 year $9.8 mil with a $3.5 mil signing bonus
Tyson Clabo - 5 year $25 mil with $11.5 mil guar
Harvey Dahl - 4 year $16 mil with $3 mil roster bonus
Robert Gallery - 3 year $15 mil with $5 mil guar and a $1 mil signing bonus
Charlie Johnson - 3 year $10.5 mil with a $3 mil signing bonus
Davin Joseph - 7 year $52.5 mil with $19 mil guar
Marshall Yanda - 5 year $32.5 mil with a $10 mil signing bonus

Carl Nicks
Ben Grubbs
Evan Mathis
Mike Brisiel
Kraig Urbik
Vernon Carey
Jake Scott
Jacob Bell
Nate Livings
Chilo Rachal
Deuce Lutui
Jared Gaither
Demetrius Bell
Anthony Collins
Khalif Barnes
Stephon Heyer
Tony Moll
Pat McQuistan

My list is ...

Eric Wright CB - 4 years 22 mil
Dwight Lowery S - 4 years 15 mil
Philip Wheeler LB - 3 year 9.9 mil
Josh Morgan WR - 3 year 12 mil
Kellen Davis TE - 3 year 4.5 mil
Amobi Okoye DT - 4 year 18 mil


I think that is all for now. They need to free up some more cap space as I described above. If not then we are probably looking at veterans that get cut and undrafted free agents making the team and playing for the minimum.

Have at it and include any players I left off which would be the defensive ends, tight ends, running backs, and quarterbacks.

I predict that I will not get any right. :)

Of course I reserve the right to change my prediction prior to the start of free agency.

Here is a link to profootballfocus and a free agency contest that they are having ...

https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/03/09/pffs-2012-free-agency-contest/

This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a community, that view is no less important.

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