Outside of tight end John Carlson, the Vikings have yet to commit to any free agent contracts that could potentially make them look uber-foolish, mainly because none of the contracts handed out are of major consequence.

Courtesy of Judd Zulgad, we have some more details regarding contracts for some player signings:

OT GEOFF SCHWARTZ:  A one year deal that has a maximum value of $1.5 million, and contained a signing bonus of $150,000.  Schwartz is expected to use 2012 to prove his health and competence with hopes of signing a longer, more lucrative deal in 2013.

FB JEROME FELTON:  A one year deal worth $700,000, which included a $50,000 bonus for workouts and making the 53-man roster.

RB/FB LEX HILLIARD:  A one year deal worth $615,000.

NT LETROY GUION:  A three year deal that came with a $1.5 million signing bonus.  His base salary this year will only be $950,000.  In 2013 that number jumps to $2.45 million, and jumps again to $3.95 million in 2014.  In other words, Guion will only realize the full value of his deal if he develops into a reliable contributor.

NT FRED EVANS:  A two year contract with an unknown signing bonus.  His base salary this year is $700,000 and jumps to $1.45 million in 2013.

Overall, each of these deals can be classified as “low risk” in terms of finances.  Whether or not any of these players can add value on gameday, however, remains to be seen.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Damn am I going blind or did the top commentor section show up just recently? Whoa I’ve got too much time on my hands

    I guess I really dont have any problems with the above contracts after all. I know Adam disagrees but I dont see Guion getting his 2013 and 2014 paychecks.

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    • Nope Johnny… New thing I just added. Thought it might be fun for you guys to see who’s contributing the most to the discussion here.

      We appreciate how much you hang out around here!

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      • I like it Brett, now all you have to do is give a prize to the top commentor. lol! Steak and Colt 45s would do just fine and you can send the bill to Freds.

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  2. 1 year, $2 mil for Erin Henderson.. Don’t quite understand why we pay an underachieving outside TE for 5 years, but only give Henderson 1 year.. Can see this coming back to hurt us when we have to pay him more next year.

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    • only a one year deal to a young Henderson.. – It’s a cheap deal, but sad it’s only for one year

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      • Yeah me me too. Are they Vikes being super cheap this year or what? I was really disappointed to the length of the Henderson deal. Anybody here anything about Chris Carrs’ visit?

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        • Looking at the twitter thing at the bottom it says he left town without being signed but Vikes are still interested. I dont know what’s going on but it almost smells like a team getting ready to be sold or moved? I know bite my freakin tongue

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          • I am starting to think the same thing. It really does seem like there is something else going on behind closed doors, and I don’t think it’s a good thing.

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    • That reminds me, I dont think the Vikes signed the lease for the Metrodump yet? Werent they gonna sign a new lease when a stadium bill got done? I dont think they have any other choice tho.

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