Minnesota Vikings: 2016 NFL free agency deals on day 1
By Adam Carlson
What moves did the Minnesota Vikings make during the first day of NFL free agency and how does each transaction help make the team make a better contender?
The NFL’s 2016 NFL season kicked off on Wednesday, March 9th at 3 pm central time with a bang. Multiple trades and transactions had been agreed upon around the league, but none of it could become official until today.
The Minnesota Vikings made a couple splashes in free agency, with some of the pickups bigger than others, but in total 4 new faces joining the squad.
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Here are the transactions that the Minnesota Vikings made during the first day of free agency and the contract details currently available on each one:
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Emmanuel Lamur, linebacker
– As a former member of the Bengals, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is very familiar with the former Cincinnati starter. His connection to Zimmer alone makes him an interesting pickup for the team.
(contract: 2 years, $6 million with $2.5 million guaranteed)
VIKINGS SIGNED BY ANOTHER TEAM:
- Mike Harris, guard – After signing Boone, Harris returned to the Vikings anyway to compete with several other talented players for a starting job. He was a solid starting right guard during the 2015 NFL season and can play guard or tackle. He provides depth and experience on the Minnesota offensive line. (contract: 1 year, $3 million)
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Stay tuned to The Viking Age for more information of the moves the Minnesota Vikings make in free agency as well as updates on the players who have signed and how they will fit in with the team.