As of 3:00 PM Central time, the new NFL league year is officially underway, ladies and gentlemen.
We don’t really expect the Minnesota Vikings to be terribly active in free agency, but there will be quite a few players leaving Minnesota, from the looks of things. Here’s where we’re going to be tracking all of the comings and goings from Eagan in free agency.
This is what we’ve got so far:
Rumors and such
Lucas brought us the news that teams are still calling the Vikings with interest in dealing for cornerback Trae Waynes. Waynes’ fifth-year option became fully guaranteed when the new league year started at 3:00 PM Central.
The Vikings have reportedly made an offer to guard Nick Easton for a return to the team.
Free Agents Re-Signed
RB Ameer Abdullah - re-signed, terms not yet disclosed (story here)
K Dan Bailey - re-signed to a 1-year deal (story here)
LB Anthony Barr - 5-year contract worth up to $67.5 million, $33 million guaranteed, cap hit of $5.6 million for 2019 (signing story here)
DE Everson Griffen has agreed to a re-structured deal to remain with the Vikings for 2019. (story here)
C/G Brett Jones - re-signed to a 1-year deal (story here)
Other Free Agents Signed
G Dakota Dozier - Terms of deal not currently available (story here)
G Josh Kline - 3-year contract worth up to $15.75 million, $7.25 million guaranteed (story here)
DT Shamar Stephen - 3-year contract worth up to $12.45 million, $6 million guaranteed, cap hit of $2.33 million for 2019 (story here)
Free Agents Signing Elsewhere
G Nick Easton - 4-year, $24 million contract with the New Orleans Saints (story here)
CB/PR Marcus Sherels - 1-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, terms not disclosed (story here)
QB Trevor Siemian - 1-year deal with the New York Jets, terms not disclosed (story here)
Restricted Free Agents Tendered
S Anthony Harris - Second-round tender (story here)
OT Rashod Hill - Right of first refusal tender (same story has Harris)
G Mike Remmers (story here)
S Andrew Sendejo (story here)
Other In-House Free Agents
DT Tom Johnson
WR Aldrick Robinson
We’ll be keeping an eye on everything in free agency for the Vikings, and we’ll be putting any updates we get right here, folks. So, keep your eyes on this space in case something happens.