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And he included another Vikings player in this year's group.
"He's an excellent athlete and plays on a defense that opposing teams don't even try to run on some weeks," Kirwan wrote. "That's a lot of pressure on the safeties to defend the pass. He had 57 tackles and seven passes defensed a season ago."
Kirwan's inclusion of Johnson on this list happens to coincide with suggestions from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat’s Howard Balzer that the Vikings could be potential candidates to pursue unrestricted free agent S O.J. Atogwe. Atogwe entered the free agent market at 11:00 p.m. CT Tuesday night due to a provision in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that requires teams to re-issue RFA tenders.
Without question the position on the Vikings roster that's received the most heat during the offseason is safety. There's no denying that improvement must be made by both Johnson and fellow starter
So while the addition of Atogwe would no doubt add a talented player to the Vikings roster, there’s also a cost of pulling off such a move.
Atogwe would command a high salary and his inclusion in the starting lineup would either stunt the growth of Johnson, whom the Vikings invested a 2nd round pick in, or it would cut Williams' tenure with the Vikings short after the team signed him to a large free agent contract in the 2008 offseason. Also, the Vikings have another young player at the position in
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