We're just under 48 hours away from the start of free agency in the National Football League, and so it's time to set up your one-stop shop for information about who's coming to the Minnesota Vikings, as well as who might be leaving.
We're going to keep this post readily accessible for everyone, and just keep it updated with new news as we receive it. With that, here is your tracker.
Free Agents Signed
9 March, 7:33 PM: The Vikings have signed a one-year deal with safety Michael Griffin, formerly of the Tennessee Titans.
9 March, 3:40 PM: Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that the Vikings will be signing former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Emmanuel Lamur.
9 March, 2:14 PM: The Vikings have reached an agreement with offensive lineman Mike Harris, per Ben Goessling of ESPN.com.
9 March, 12:30: The Vikings have their second free agent in the fold, signing Lions LB Travis Lewis.
9 March, 11:15: The Minnesota Vikings made their first foray into free agency, signing former 49ers guard Alex Boone, per NFL insider Adam Schefter. Details of the contract have yet to be released.
8 March, 2:33 PM Central - The Vikings have chosen to cut ties with wide receiver Mike Wallace. He and his $11.5 million cap hit are now off the books. Wallace will hit the free agent market.
7 March, 12:44 PM Central - Put this in the "mildly disappointing" category, at least as far as I can see.
Indications I'm getting today are #Vikings likely to keep tackle Matt Kalil. His $11.096 million deal becomes guaranteed at 3 p.m. Wednesday— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 7, 2016
7 March, 12:00 PM Central - The Vikings and offensive tackle Phil Loadholt have agreed on a restructure that will decrease his cap figure for 2016. He now has a base salary of $2 million, and can earn up to $3.5 million with incentives. His cap figure was set to be $7.75 million.
New Free Agents The Vikings Have Signed
|Alex Boone||G||49ers||4 years/$26.8M ($10M guaranteed)||SKOL BUCKEYES WOOOOOOOOOOOO|
|Travis Lewis||LB||Lions||1 year/$760K||Get to know Lewis|
|Emmanuel Lamur||LB||Bengals||2 years/$6M ($2.5M guaranteed)||MOAR LINEBACKER!|
|Michael Griffin||S||Titans||1 year/$2.5M ($750K guaranteed)||New starting safety?|
|Andre Smith||OT||Bengals||1 year/$3.5M||Fixing the O-line|
|Brian Leonhardt||TE||49ers||1 year/$600K||Minnesota native comes home|
Players That The Vikings Have Released
|Mike Wallace||WR||Ravens||2 years/$11.5M||
The Wallace era ends. Long live the Wallace era.
In-House Free Agents
|Matt Asiata||RB||Vikings||1 year/$???||Need a yard? He'll get you three|
|Robert Blanton||S||Bills||1 year/$840K||Per Adam Caplan of NFL.com|
|Carter Bykowski||OT||Vikings||1 year/$525K|
|Audie Cole||LB||Vikings||1 year/$840K||OMG AUDIE!|
|Kenrick Ellis||DT||Vikings||1 year/$810K||You know you want it.|
|Rhett Ellison||TE||Vikings||1 year/$2.25M||RHETT WHATEVER SHALL I DO!?|
|Mike Harris||G||Vikings||1 year/$1.75M||Still here!|
|Zach Line||FB||Vikings||Received RFA Tender|
|Terence Newman||CB||Vikings||1 year/$3 million||HELLO, NEWMAN!|
|Josh Robinson||CB||Buccaneers||1 year/$??||Per Ben Goessling of ESPN|
|Andrew Sendejo||S||Vikings||4 years/$16 million||Check it out, y'all!|
|Marcus Sherels||CB||Vikings||2 years/$4 million||HE LIVES!!!|
|Adam Thielen||WR||Vikings||1 year/$600K|
|Justin Trattou||DE||Vikings||1 year/$??||Back for more picks|
7 March, 12:14 PM Central - An update on a few in-house free agents from Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
The #Vikings announced that they have re-signed exclusive rights FAs Adam Thielen and Carter Bykowski and have tendered RFA Zach Line.— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) March 7, 2016
There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. . .your one-stop shop for everything the Minnesota Vikings have done in free agency this offseason. We hope you find it useful.