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Free Agency Primer: How The Vikings Were Built

Posted Mar 4, 2014

With NFL free agency getting underway next week, here’s a look at how the current Vikings’ roster was assembled:

2003
Draft: DT Kevin Williams*

2004
Free Agency / Waivers: LS Cullen Loeffler

2006
Draft: LB Chad Greenway

2007
Draft: RB Adrian Peterson and DE Brian Robison
Free Agency / Waivers: DT Fred Evans*

2008
Draft: DT Letroy Guion and C John Sullivan
Trades: DE Jared Allen*

2009
Draft: T Phil Loadholt and S Jamarca Sanford

2010
Draft: CB Chris Cook*, RB Toby Gerhart*, DE Everson Griffen* and WR Joe Webb*
Free Agency / Waivers: CB Marcus Sherels#

2011
Draft: QB Christian Ponder, TE Kyle Rudolph, S Mistral Raymond and G Brandon Fusco
Free Agency / Waivers: RB Matt Asiata, C Joe Berger*, LB Larry Dean#, G Charlie Johnson*and S Andrew Sendejo

2012
Draft: T Matt Kalil, S Harrison Smith, CB Josh Robinson, WR Jarius Wright, TE Rhett Ellison, WR Greg Childs, S Robert Blanton, K Blair Walsh and LB Audie Cole.
Free Agency / Waivers: DT Chase Baker, TE John Carlson, FB Jerome Felton, TE Chase Ford, LB Marvin Mitchell* and WR Jerome Simpson*.

2013
Draft: DT Sharrif Floyd, CB Xavier Rhodes, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, LB Gerald Hodges, P Jeff Locke, G Jeff Baca and LB Michael Mauti.
Free Agency / Waivers: RB Joe Banyard, LB Desmond Bishop*, QB Matt Cassel*, QB Josh Freeman*, WR Greg Jennings, CB Shaun Prater, T Mike Remmers, FB Zach Line, WR Rodney Smith, CB Robert Steeples, DE Justin Trattou, and T J'Marcus Webb*.

Following the 2013 season, signed S Brandan Bishop, CB Kip Edwards, T Kevin Murphy, DE Spencer Nealy, RB Bradley Randle, & WR Adam Thielen to reserve / future free agent contracts.

2014
Free Agency / Waivers: G Josh Samuda, WR Kamar Jorden, DT Kheeston Randall and LB Simoni Lawrence.

* Denotes a player that’s scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent later this month.
# Denotes a player that’s scheduled to be a restricted free agent.