After learning about the return of safety Anthony Harris to the Minnesota Vikings earlier today, there are two more tidbits of Exclusive Rights Free Agent news from Eagan that we want to pass along, both courtesy of Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The team has chosen to extend an ERFA tender offer to running back Mack Brown. Brown was picked up by the Vikings after being waived by the Washington Redskins in October. Brown only appeared in just one game for the Vikings this season. The offer that he was extended will be a one-year, $630,000 deal.
One ERFA that the Vikings have decided to pass on, not surprisingly, is long snapper Jeff Overbaugh. Overbaugh was signed following Kevin McDermott’s injury in Week 16 against Green Bay, and he served as the long snapper for the team’s regular season finale and both postseason games. He wasn’t expected to be brought back, as McDermott should be ready in plenty of time for the 2018 season, but maybe he can catch on somewhere else.
Brown, Overbaugh, and Harris were the only three Exclusive Rights Free Agents that the Vikings had on the roster this offseason, so this might be all of the excitement that we get out of the Vikings’ offices today.