Grading The Signing: Fred Evans
When the 2014 season concludes there will certainly be those that point critical fingers at things that happened this month. Nobody, however, will be able to accuse the Vikings and Rick Spielman of ignoring the defensive tackle position.
After signing Linval Joseph and bringing Henry Melton in for a visit, the Vikings agreed to terms that will bring nose tackle Fred Evans back for his eighth straight season in Minnesota. At 30 years old, Evans is coming off two of his best NFL seasons, and seems like a nice security measure signing to fortify the nose tackle position.
The deal he signed is of the one-year variety, although financial terms have not yet been revealed. Last year, Evans had a base salary of about $1.5 million, and it seems likely that this year’s wages will be in the same neighborhood if not a tad cheaper.
As long as Evans keeps his cabbies happy, I don’t suspect this will be any sort of disaster, and just might end up looking like a very smart move if the injury bug happens to bite this defensive line in 2014.
Adam’s Grade: C