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Vikings, McCauley Agree to Terms; Other Stuff, Too

Now, back to the post I was going to make before I took a second to point and laugh at Drunky McDrunkerton.

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting that third round pick Marcus McCauley has agreed to a four-year contract with the beloved Purple.  That just leaves 2007 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Adrian Peterson and second-round pick Sidney Rice to sign before camp starts in less than 48 hours.

Hopefully they can get at least Rice in before the start of camp, because he and T-Jack need as many reps together as they can get.  Should Peterson hold out for a bit, then I guess we'll be forced to give the ball to the guy that gained 1,200+ yards last season.  Wouldn't that just be awful?

Other stuff. . .some of which will affect the Vikings, some that wont.

In Chicago, Lance Briggs went from being "just a guy that can be easily replaced" (which is what we've heard from the Windy City since the franchise tag was put on him in February) to being extremely talented again, all by signing his one-year tender offer with the Bears.  In a related story, the Minnesota Vikings are still neither scared of, nor impressed by, the Chicago Bears. . .and really, they don't have any reason to be.

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Not only will the Atlanta Falcons not have Michael Vick when they visit the Metrodome on 9 September, but it looks like they might not have a fully-healthy Warrick Dunn, either.  Dunn's back surgery is going to cause him to miss at least two pre-season games, but you have to wonder if he'll be 100% by the time the opener comes around.

Not that it matters, mind you.  There's going to be 13 different teams (and 13 featured backs) that get completely and utterly annihilated by the Vikings' run defense in 2007.  (The backs for the Bears, Packers, and Lions all get the right to be annihilated twice.)  It doesn't make any difference to me if the first victim is Warrick Dunn or Jerious Norwood, and I'm sure it doesn't make any difference to the Vikings, either.

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In Kansas City, guess who's back?  Back again!  Priest is back!  Tell a friend!

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In New York, one of the most underrated players of the past two decades has finally decided to hang it up.  We (should) see you in Canton in five, Curtis.