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The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Not much news on the Vikings' front recently as we prepare for the season opener in DC.

A couple of transactions that you may or may not have caught. . .

-On Monday, the Vikings signed former Chicago Bear offensive lineman Steve Edwards to a two-year contract.  Edwards started all 16 games for the Bears in 2003, and started 24 out of 38 career games for the Bears on the O-line.  He was obviously brought in to bolster the depth of the offensive line.

On the same day, the Vikings waived DE Jayme Mitchell, WR Jason Carter, and RB Wendell Mathis.  All were later signed to the Vikings' practice squad.

-On Tuesday, the Vikings signed former Tampa Bay linebacker Marquis Cooper to a contract.  Cooper, a third-year player from the U of Washington, was a special teams standout for the Bucs.  To make room for Cooper on the roster, the Vikings released. . .

Offensive lineman Steve Edwards.


-In other news, Fred Smoot and Mewelde Moore are listed as "questionable" on the injury report for this Monday's game.  I think Mewelde should just legally change his last name to "IsQuestionableForThisWeek'sGame" and be done with it.  The guy's joints have to be made of papier mache.

Look for our installment of "Five Questions" with the folks from Hogs Haven to be up in the next day or two, and don't forget that the unofficial start of the 2006 season is tonight in Pittsburgh!

Update [2006-9-7 13:28:57 by Gonzo]: If for some reason you don't have DirecTV's Sunday Ticket package and are outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul area (and, if this is the case, what the heck is wrong with you?) and are wondering what games you're stuck with in your area, please check out this site here to find out.