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Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Report: Josh Kline to sign with Vikings

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HABEMUS GUARD!

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Further clarification of Kline’s contract from Courtney Cronin.

One of the big ‘to do’ things on Rick Spielman’s free agency list (insert a ‘your mom’ joke here) was to sign at least one offensive lineman.

FINALLY, that appears to have happened:

How they came up with that kind of cabbage, I don’t know. After losing out on the Tom Compton and Nick Easton sweepstakes, the Vikings set their sites on Josh Kline. After arriving in Minneapolis last night, Vikings media went on ‘Manny’s Watch’, and the steakhouse delivered once again.

Kline has had an up and down career, but gives the Vikings a solid veteran presence on the offensive line. PFF had him listed as one of the better guards in the NFL in 2017, and had a pretty decent career in six years with New England and then Tennessee, but his play slipped last season, making him a bargain for Minnesota.

Obviously, the Vikes hope he reverts to his 2017 or earlier form, and getting him for cheap could turn out to be a great deal in the long run. With rumors that the Vikes are looking at other offensive linemen, Kline is the first, but may not be the last, free agent they sign.

And with his signing, Minnesota has now doubled the amount of guards on the roster. WOO HOO, YAY GUARDS!

So, the Vikings have signed someone for the offensive line. Do we like the signing, or no?

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Do you like the Josh Kline signing?

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  • 82%
    Yes—much needed veteran depth
    (3770 votes)
  • 17%
    No—Scrub, waste of money
    (791 votes)
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