Offseason Tracker

We are trying to compile a one stop shop for all of your Vikings offseason information, news, and speculation.  Enjoy!

 

2013 NFL Draft

These are the picks the NFL says the Vikings own going into the Draft following the Percy Harvin trade:

Round One (23 & 25), Round Two (22), Round Three (21), Round Four (5 & 23), Round Five (22), Round Six (21), Round Seven (7 & 23 & 25).

*The Vikings are not expected to gain any compensatory draft picks this year.

2013 NFL Draft Big Board:  Click Here

Adam’s Mock Draft:  Click Here

Brett’s Mock Draft:  Click Here

Seven Round Vikings Mock From DraftSeason.com:  Click Here

DRAFT TARGETS:  Here are our player profile features that highlight certain prospects that may be targeted by the Vikings.  They are listed alphabetically.  We will be updating this list often leading up to April’s Draft so make sure to check back often!

Pending Vikings Free Agents

The Vikings began the offseason with 14 pending free agents that we ranked as follows:

  1. Jamarca Sanford, S RE-SIGNED
  2. Jerome Felton, FB RE-SIGNED
  3. Phil Loadholt, OT RE-SIGNED
  4. Jasper Brinkley, LB  CARDINALS
  5. Geoff Schwartz, OL CHIEFS
  6. Erin Henderson, LB  RE-SIGNED
  7. A.J. Jefferson, CB (restricted) TENDERED
  8. Troy Kropog, OL (restricted) TENDERED
  9. Marvin Mitchell, LB RE-SIGNED
  10. Jerome Simpson, WR RE-SIGNED
  11. Devin Aromashodu, WR
  12. Joe Berger, C RE-SIGNED

*  It should also be noted that CB Marcus Sherels (TENDERED) and safety Andrew Sandejo (TENDERED) are exclusive rights free agents that the Vikings should be able to retain easily if they want to.

** For complete analysis of these rankings please click on this article.

 

Free Agency Rankings

Below are Vikings-specific rankings of the pending free agents from along the league.  The rankings are broken down position-by-position so make sure to click each link.

QUARTERBACKS

RUNNING BACKS

FULLBACKS

WIDE RECEIVERS

TIGHT ENDS

OFFENSIVE TACKLES

GUARDS

CENTERS

DEFENSIVE TACKLES

DEFENSIVE ENDS

LINEBACKERS

CORNERBACKS

SAFETIES

 

Transactions

4/30:  Vikings announce signing of 16 undrafted free agents.

4/30:  Released CB Nick Taylor.  Reaction.

4/29:  Released P T.J. Conley.  Reaction.

4/29:  Signed CB Jacob Lacey to one year deal. Reaction.

4/27:  Drafted DT Everett Dawkins at #229 (7th round).

4/27:  Drafted G Travis Bond at #214 (7th round).

4/27:  Drafted LB Michael Mauti at #213 (7th round).

4/27:  Drafted G Jeff Baca at #196 (6th round).

4/27:  Vikings traded pick #189 (6th round) for picks #196 (6th) & #229 (7th)

4/27:  Drafted P Jeff Locke at #155 (5th round).

4/27:  Drafted LB Gerald Hodges at #120 (4th round).

4/25:  Drafted WR Cordarrelle Patterson at #29 (1st round).

4/25:  Vikings trade up for the #29 overall (1st round) pick.  Reaction.

4/25:  Drafted CB Xavier Rhodes at #25 (1st round). Reaction.

4/25:  Drafted DT Sharrif Floyd at #23 (1st round).  Reaction

.4/25:  DE Lawrence Jackson signs one year contract.  Reaction.

4/16:  DT Kevin Williams restructures contract.  Reaction.

3/26:  LB Marvin Mitchell re-signed.  Reaction.

3/21:  S Andrew Sandejo re-signed.

3/19:  G Seth Olsen signed.

3/17:  G Charlie Johnson restructures contract.  Reaction.

3/15:  WR Greg Jennings signed to a five year contract.  Reaction.

3/14:  QB Matt Cassel signed to two year contract.  Reaction.

3/12:  CB Antoine Winfield released.  Reaction.

3/12:  TE John Carlson restructures contract.  OL Troy Kropog, WR Jerome Simpson, S Jamarca Sanford, LB Erin Henderson, FB Jerome Felton, and C Joe Berger all re-signed.

3/12:  OT Phil Loadholt re-signed. Reaction.

3/11:  Percy Harvin traded to Seattle for 2013 1st and 7th round pick & 2014 3rd round picks. Reaction.

3/11:  Tenders extended to CB Marcus Sherels and CB A.J. Jefferson.  Reaction.

3/4:  Vikings release WR Michael Jenkins.  Reaction.

2/13:  Leslie Frazier‘s contract option activated through 2014.  Reaction.

2/4:  Vikings sign CFL cornerback Rod Williams.  Reaction.

 

2013 Vikings Schedule

Preseason:

Week One:  Houston Texans

Week Two:  At Buffalo Bills

Week Three:  At San Francisco 49ers

Week Four:  Tennessee Titans

Regular Season:

Week Day Date Opponent Time (CT) TV & Radio
1 Sunday Sept. 8 at Detroit Noon FOX | KFAN
2 Sunday Sept. 15 at Chicago Noon FOX | KFAN
3 Sunday Sept. 22 vs. Cleveland Noon CBS | KFAN
4 Sunday Sept. 29 vs. Pittsburgh* Noon CBS | KFAN
5 BYE
6 Sunday Oct. 13 vs. Carolina Noon FOX | KFAN
7 Monday Oct. 21 at New York Giants 7:40 PM ESPN | KFAN
8 Sunday Oct. 27 vs. Green Bay 7:30 PM NBC | KFAN
9 Sunday Nov. 3 at Dallas Noon FOX | KFAN
10 Sunday Nov. 10 vs. Washington 7:25 PM NFLN | KFAN
11 Sunday Nov. 17 at Seattle 3:25 PM FOX | KFAN
12 Sunday Nov. 24 at Green Bay Noon FOX | KFAN
13 Sunday Dec. 1 vs. Chicago Noon FOX | KFAN
14 Sunday Dec. 8 at Baltimore Noon FOX | KFAN
15 Sunday Dec. 15 vs. Philadelphia Noon FOX | KFAN
16 Sunday Dec. 22 at Cincinnati Noon FOX | KFAN
17 Sunday Dec. 29 vs. Detroit Noon FOX | KFAN

Analysis of next year’s opponents can be read by clicking here.