It is increasingly obvious that Rick Spielman didn’t think too highly of most of the Vikings players seeing their contracts expire this month. Sage Rosenfels and Letroy Guion are the only ones to receive contracts so far, while the front office continues to monitor the status of Erin Henderson, E.J. Henderson, and presumably safety Husain Abdullah.
That doesn’t mean that now-former Vikings players aren’t getting interest in phase two of free agency. Here are some quick updates:
Goes to the Titans on a three year deal worth $16 million.
The length of the contract surprised me more than the dollar amount or even the destination. Hutch had reportedly told Vikings teammates that he was really only interested in playing one more year of football.
The Titans get a heck of a player, and a heck of a good guy, and a heck of a veteran presence here. They had made clear, following Chris Johnson’s struggles in 2011, that the offensive line was a major priority for them. Hutchinson may not be a long term solution, but he should be an upgrade over what they had.