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Offseason Moves To Begin Today

Today is the first major date on the NFL’s offseason calendar.

Today, teams can begin to apply franchise and transition tags to their free agent players.  Due to the pending Collective Bargaining Agreement, teams will get two tags this year… one of each.

February 15th is the deadline for the extra transition tag if a team chooses to use it.  February 25th is the deadline for franchise tags, or transition tags if teams decide to use only one.

This will affect the Vikings on two fronts.

First, the free agent pickings are about to get much smaller as the already limited crop of players start to have tags placed on them.

Second, the Vikings will have to decide if they will use theirs.  Ray Edwards is a restricted free agent, but if the Vikings really want to protect his rights they could add extra protection by using one of the tags.  Chester Taylor is an unrestricted free agent, and while it is not expected to happen, the Vikings could tag Taylor in an effort to keep him on the roster or test the trade market.

Keep an eye out for players around the NFL to get tags placed on them over the next couple of days.

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21 Responses to “Offseason Moves To Begin Today”

  1. […] this morning, the main thing is that it’s the beginning of the period when teams can apply franchise or transition tags to free agent players. I don’t know if this period really has an official title which is why from now on, it will […]

  2. bigjohnny84 says:

    I would use the tags on Ray Ray and Sapp. They both seem to be on the upswing.

  3. Lost Viking says:

    Antonio Pierce was a big name MLB with the Giant and one of last year’s disappointments.

    Would Vike have any interest in having an Antonio Pierce or Matt Roth (Bill) to training camp as a one season insurance?

  4. B. Grant says:

    I have some questions…

    Is Mr. Smoots on the “player-to-be-tagged” list?

    If we tag Favre, does that mean he has to come back?

    The odds of us tagging TJack are….?

  5. Fragile Freds says:


    Fragile hopes he is on the “hope he can fool ’em for one more year” list.

    Freds may be without work in the NFL next year. So sad, so sad….

  6. Fragile Freds says:

    Thank you Purple Charles.

    Hey how about that half time show at the Superbowl? That was really something, not sure what, but it was something. Good golly let’s hope the Captain and Tennille or Neal Diamond aren’t busy next year and they book them real fast aren’t they like 80 or something?

    Fred also loved Queen Moiesha “singing” America the Beautiful. They played that CD wonderfully. Milli Vanilli was embarrassed by that performance. Look, Moiesha, if you can’t sing live stay the hell off Freds TV.

    As for Carrie Underwood singing the National Anthem, Freds gives that women props, she ripped it live and showed everyone she has great pipes (in advance, shut up Tombs about her pipes).

  7. B. Grant says:

    …and how long did the New Year’s resolution actually last?

  8. Fragile Freds says:

    About as long as this women’s new year’s resolution lasted.

    • B. Grant says:

      That is absolutely disgusting, Freds. You have no call to refer to me as sick after posting that thing! (Pretty funny though!) However, I think I will throw away the other half of this donut as a result.

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Freds, I hope that isnt your girlfriend. That will not keep you “Healthy”

    • Tomb... says:

      Wow Freds…never had you figured as a chubby-chaser. Big props!

      So if a guy were to “bed” that chick, is that technically a menage a trois?

  9. Fragile Freds says:

    That momma wouldn’t even fit in your old Pal’s Bentley. Freds justs says no to that thang.

    Johnny, why in the heck do you have visions of your old pal Fragile doing the wildeene with that cup cake gobbling beast? Your a sick dude!

    Tombs…. Your old pal doesn’t speak french (luckily).

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