Vikings Re-Sign DT Letroy Guion

The St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting the Vikings have re-signed DT Letroy Guion to a 3-year deal. Guion has been with the Vikings since 2008, and has served mainly as a rotational defensive tackle. I think that role will still remain for Guion. It’ll be interesting to see whether or not the Vikings go after a DT in free agency. The DT market is very thin this year, but we’ll see what route the Vikings decide to take.

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3 Responses to “Vikings Re-Sign DT Letroy Guion”

  1. Lost Viking says:

    Spielman = subtraction by subtraction.

    -13 Free agents not tendered.
    0 Free agent visits
    0 Opening day offers

    Achievement today was Guion not gone.

  2. Vikadan11 says:

    If any one really believed the Vikings were going to jump in with both feet there going to be as mad as many were when Ponder was the 12th pick ~ The Vikings are trying to build for the long haul ~ They know chances are their not going to be in the running for the 2012 NFCN title ~ That would require many of the young men on the roster to step up and not all of them are going to be starters in the NFL ~ But many will be ST players something every team has to have ~

    As for Guion what many people forget is he is only 24because he jumped some of his classes in high school ~ He is a backup and I believe his contract will show that ~ He know the system and he has a new DL who Allen and KW like very much because not only is a fiery but they say he is a great teacher ~ The fact that Guion hasn’t grown might be one of the reason Karl Dunbar was fired ~

    Just some thought ~

  3. Vikadan11 says:

    On a side note ~

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/story/1

    Draft tip sheet: Vikings reportedly not sold on Trojans OT Kalil at No. 3 slot
    By Len Pasquarelli | The Sports Xchange/CBSSports.com

    With the top two picks in the draft pretty well set, quarterbacks Andrew Luck of Stanford and Baylor’s Robert Griffin III in some order, it’s been pretty popular in most circles to assume that Minnesota, with the third overall choice, will pounce on Southern Cal left offensive tackle Matt Kalil.

    Such a move certainly would bolster the blindside protection of young starting quarterback Christian Ponder, but also allow the Vikings to move Charles Johnson inside to left guard, probably his better position, as the replacement for Steve Hutchinson, who was released earlier this week.

    But a Vikings official insisted to The Sports Xchange that no decision has been made, and that there is still considerable debate about the No. 3 slot.

    Although the official didn’t acknowledge it, some of the debate is thought to focus on the team’s crying need at cornerback, and the viability of LSU’s Morris Claiborne in the No. 3 spot. Minnesota ranked No. 26 in defense versus the pass in 2011, and its eight interceptions tied for the league low.

    The corner-needy Vikings used eight different starters, and seven different starting combinations, at the position. The team has five cornerbacks on its roster and, after the aging and increasingly brittle Antoine Winfield (158 starts), only Allen Asher (21) has more than eight regular-season starts.

    Of course, with Washington dealing up to the second overall spot in the recent blockbuster trade, Minnesota’s third slot could be in play now, although it’s believed the Vikings haven’t had any substantive inquiries yet about it. None are likely to come until closer to the draft.

    “But some people here love (Claiborne),” the official said. “I mean really love him.”

    After a four-year absence from the top 10, there has been a cornerback chosen among the top 10 guys off the board the past two years. Whether he goes to the Vikings or someone else, Claiborne will extend the streak to two months.

    Claiborne is regarded as the most natural corner in the draft. Although he ran in the 4.45-4.52 range at the combine, he plays even faster, and is maybe more technically sound than Patrick Peterson, the former LSU cornerback chosen by Arizona last year as the fifth overall pick. It will be interesting to see if Claiborne runs the 40 at LSU’s pro day on March 22.

    There figures to be a strong Vikings contingent in attendance, as there was at the campus workout for Oklahoma State junior wide receiver Justin Blackmon. He met immediately after his workout with coach Leslie Frazier and officials from the team, the first of many scheduled appointments on his tour of NFL facilities in the next six weeks.

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