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When will the Vikings start signing their draft picks? Any thoughts on a time table? Also, will Ryan Perrilloux be signed around that same time frame, or do you think the Vikings have verylittle interest in him?
-- Carl K., Huntington, IN
The signing of draft picks across the NFL is something that usually takes a little while to start happening, but once the first couple sign then they all fall like dominos. A lot of the process is slotted, where players selected higher in the draft sign first and then the player selected earlier follow suit. I would expect that once we get into the early part of June you’ll start to see players sign contracts.
As for Perrilloux, I don’t anticipate the Vikings will sign him. If they did, it could happen anytime between now and the start of camp. Because he was an undrafted player, he doesn’t fall into the slotting process I described above.
Is there a reason why the Vikings have not pursued LB Antonio Pierce?
-- Jared H.
The Vikings evaluate and discuss every player that’s available on the market, so I’m sure there is a reason the Vikings haven’t pursued Pierce. Because Pierce has been a starting middle LB since 2004 and because the Vikings have
-- Jorge C., Tijuana, Mexico
I’m sure extending Rice is a priority for the Vikings front office but I don’t expect any movement on that front until the owners and the players’ union reach a new agreement on a CBA. The most recent CBA expired this offseason and I don’t think you’ll see the Vikings extend any current players until we have some more clarity on what will happen in the future.
I’m curious how things are coming with
-- Adam H.
It sounds as if Harvin’s migraines have continued during the offseason, but it also sounds as if doctors have found a plan to deal with them. This is something Harvin can speak to himself the next time he meets with reporters, so I don’t want to put words in his mouth. This is also something he’s dealt with for most of his life, so I think they have a pretty good idea of what causes them and how to deal with it.
I don't understand how people can say
-- Brian, Sioux Falls, SD
Amen! Your argument makes complete sense and it is the same argument I’ve made on the website several times. I totally agree with you.
What is the current status of
-- Alyssa K.
I’m not sure if there are talks going on. The Vikings offered Edwards a contract (a 1-year RFA tender) and he hasn’t signed it yet. I expect he’ll sign by June 14.