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Minnesota Vikings 2016 Free Agency Tracker

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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 PMChris 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.

Releases

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.

Restructured Contracts

7 March, 12:44 PM Central - Put this in the "mildly disappointing" category, at least as far as I can see.

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

Player Position Former Team Contract Story
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

Player Position New Team Contract Story
Mike Wallace WR Ravens 2 years/$11.5M The Wallace era ends. Long live the Wallace era.


In-House Free Agents

Player Position New Team Contract Story
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!?
Chad Greenway LB
Mike Harris G Vikings 1 year/$1.75M Still here!
Zach Line FB Vikings Received RFA Tender
Casey Matthews LB
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
Jason Trusnik LB

7 March, 12:14 PM Central - An update on a few in-house free agents from Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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.