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Finally, Some More Free Agent Talk

The Vikings have lost three players in free agency and signed only one, to this point.

That may change this week.

The Vikings are scheduled to bring in former Packer defensive end Mike Montgomery for a visit on Monday, according to Access Vikings.

Montgomery is six foot five inches and 282 pounds.  He has five career sacks and is only 26 years old and has shown enough promise to trust him with a backup position. 

He is versatile enough to play any spot on the defensive line just like Brian Robison, who is entering his contract year and may get promoted to a starting position if restricted free agent Ray Edwards gets an offer sheet from another team.

Montgomery was cut by the Packers earlier this month after they switched to the 3-4 defense which does not suit Montgomery’s abilities very well.  He was originally a sixth round draft pick.

While it is fun to see the Vikings at least doing something in free agency, don’t get too excited.  Montgomery would be a depth player only, and may have trouble beating out Jayme Mitchell for a roster spot in preseason.

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8 Responses to “Finally, Some More Free Agent Talk”

  1. c.carterhof says:

    An ex-Packer? No way, we should never sign any ex-Packers. NEVER.


  2. bigjohnny84 says:

    Woo hoo, a guy that might not even be able to beat Mitchell out. Sorry for the pessimism.

    • Adam Warwas says:

      He would provide good competition for Mitchell, that is for sure. The big question here is IF Ray Edwards gets signed, then the Vikings have someone on the roster to replace Robison’s versatility.

      It’s a good insurance pick up.

      Plus, they can pick his brain when it comes to Caper’s psycho defense.

      • bigjohnny84 says:

        Adam, sorry for being a killjoy on this. It’s easy to forget about having capable backups. But it doesnt look like anyone is biting on Ray Ray so he’ll be back but just for a year. I like the way that you look forward, past 2010, on these matters. I tend to get caught up in the present, so count me out of being a good GM or owner.

  3. Luke Hoyhtya says:

    So is he worth looking at if signing him would take away a comp pick next year? Does he have that much potential?

    • Adam Warwas says:

      Signing him shouldn’t factor in to the Comp Pick formula as he was cut, not a UFA.

      Cut players don’t count, or else the Vikings would not have gotten one this year since they signed Favre.

  4. Norseman66 says:

    Versatile lineman whether offense or defense are always good to have on the team, especially in backups. Hope it’s a good fit for the Vikes.

  5. Todd Flaxton says:

    Speaking of Access Vikings I was once a star of that blog.


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