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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

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Adam Warwas

Adam Warwas (Founder) has been writing about the Vikings for a total of eight years. Five of those years have been here at Vikings Territory where he continues to surround himself with enough talented individuals that people keep coming back. As proud as he is of what Vikings Territory has become, his real treasures are in his home... a beautiful wife and three amazing children (and a dog named Percy).

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  1. Wonderful news. A big part of Fred’s new contract included the Vikings hiring me as his full time esco …………. um ……….. I mean driver. I love driving Fred around in my tow truck. He gives nice tips!

  2. Derek Cox supposedly signed with the Vikings. Rotoworld has this………15. Derek Cox (Signed undisclosed deal with MIN)

  3. C, because he’s a sacrificial lamb. it’s very wise to appease our kraken, Big Johnny’s Bigger Sister

    i would fear for my life if she ever got really riled up