George Selvie Signs With New York Giants, Vikings Still Looking for DE Help


Add former Cowboys DE George Selvie to the ever-growing list of free agents the Vikings have shown mild interest in only to let go without much of an effort.

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Adam Schefter reports that Selvie has signed with the New York Giants on a one-year deal worth $1.4 million with a $200,000 signing bonus.

The 28-year-old Selvie was believed to be on the Vikings’ list after they missed out on Michael Johnson but when you consider the very small contract Selvie signed in New York, you are forced to infer that the Vikings were not all that high on Selvie after all.

The Vikings were at one time believed to be pursuing a free agent DE to push Brian Robison into more of a backup role, but now it looks like they will have to content themselves with the underwhelming veteran as the starter at DE, unless something is cooking in the draft.

A good run defender, Selvie would have seemed a snug fit as a two-down player in Mike Zimmer’s scheme. Michael Johnson would have been a better fit but he spurned the Vikings for Cincinnati.

Don’t forget the Vikings are also currently waiting on free agents Taylor Mays and Terence Newman, both of whom recently visited Minneapolis but left without signing deals.

Thus far, the Vikings’ free agent movement has been limited to re-signing some of their own players while picking up spare parts like veteran backup QB Shaun Hill and former Packer RB DuJuan Harris.

Their big move of course involved trading for WR Mike Wallace while cutting WR Greg Jennings.

After basically sitting out free agency, the Vikings will have to count on the draft to improve their roster. They may also be hoping for improvement from some 2014 draft picks who gave them little or nothing last season.

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