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Minnesota Vikings News And Links, 3/18

Bob Levey

Welcome to the start of another new week, everybody. We had quite a bit of excitement around these parts on Friday, so if you haven't been to the site in a few days, you've got some catching up to do.

-In case you hadn't heard, the Minnesota Vikings signed free agent receiver Greg Jennings on Friday evening. We also got a look at some of the terms of his contract, and had a look at the impact he could potentially have on the Vikings.

-The Vikings also signed former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, which isn't nearly as exciting, but it was necessary. Ted asked the folks from Arrowhead Pride some questions about the new backup quarterback.

-Before the Jennings signing, Arif took a look at an offense that's pretty much all running, all the time. Ted also took stock of the team's moves in free agency prior to their two main signings.

-The team lost free agent offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz to the Kansas City Chiefs.

-Ted also told us that, despite the Jennings signing, the Vikings still have some work to do at the wide receiver position.

-We took a look at whether or not the Vikings have any real cap space left, or if they're pretty much done in free agency.

-Finally, without an update to the Mock Draft Database this week, we brought you a new Vikings-only mock draft.

At other stations around the internet. . .

-It sure sounds like the Vikings' new middle linebacker is going to be a rookie

-The team has also reached out to Antoine Winfield after his sudden release from the team last week

-Patrick Reusse of the Star-Tribune looks at the signing of Matt Cassel

-The Star-Tribune also takes a look at the man that will, largely, be responsible for the Vikings' new stadium

-Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press looks at the Vikings' two wide receiver signings in free agency

-Ben Goessling looks at how the Vikings are using free agent to build without sacrificing their long-term approach

The rules for the Open Thread are the same as always. . .no politics, no religion, and minimal bad language, folks. For your ambient music this week. . .since the Vikings actually opened up the checkbook in free agency, let's make money our theme for the next five days.

With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open for Monday, everybody. Enjoy the start of the week, and we'll have more stuff for you as the day goes on.