There's been no huge FA signings for the Vikes this year and I'm not surprised at all. In fact, it was to be expected and it's probably better this way in the long run. Getting a good young proven FA at a position of need for a decent price would've been preferable with all the holes we need to fill, and a good start toward rebuilding, but we've really got to focus on having a good draft, that's more important than FA for this year. At least we didn't overpay too much for TE Carlson, who looks like a signing in lieu of a WR and our only somewhat significant FA so far this year. Cook's exoneration in his trial is like signing a DB, but we still need help back there, and with the O-line, of course. I've been a little disappointed with what we've done in this FA period, but we're not going to contend for a championship soon, so we can be patient here, not that we have a choice.
Sometimes the things you don't do are just as important as what you do decide to do. The Titans must be looking for a rescission clause in their contract with Hutch after Manning's decision to go to Denver, and Ced's deal in Washington is curious at best, so not signing competing deals with these two are solid decisions.
We are fortunate that we're not drafting a QB this year, especially with the dropoff after Luck and Griffin. If we get a sucker to trade up, we should take it, we need the picks. It's going to take time, but rebuilding through the draft is the best way to get back into contention, so not making big FA signings isn't the worst scenario we could have, as long as we hit on our draft picks.