The Minnesota Vikings have kicked off the first 24 hours of free agency quietly. Only news on Tuesdays was re-signings of DT Letroy Guion and QB Sage Rosenfels.
Guion signed a new 3-year deal shortly before free agency opened:
Guion should have an oppportunity to complete with Ayodele for the starting job opposite Kevin Williams.
Guion is 24 years old who played 48.8% of the Vikings defensive snaps last season. He recorded 35 tackles (20 solo and four for a loss).
Sage Rosenfels agreed to a 2-year contract on Monday, according to 1500 ESPN. Rosenfels will likely be the Vikings 3rd string QB behind intended starter Christian Ponder and Joe Webb (who will likely focus solely on back-up QB role).
On the 2nd day of free agency, Vikings fans can possibly take a breath following the signing of TE John Carlson.
Carlson, 27, is a Minnesota native and a product of Litchfield High School. He was drafted in the second round in the 2008 draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Carlson was sidelined all of 2011 with a torn labrum. In 2008 – 2010, “Carlson has 137 receptions for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns.”
Carlson will likely see time on the field alongside second year TE Kyle Rudolph in offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave’s TE-heavy plays. Signing of Carlson also means veteran free agent Visanthe Shiancoe, who was a fan favorite, will likely find a new home to play in 2012.
Vikings beat writers have said GM Rick Spielman is more anxious about filling the many roster holes through the draft instead of free agency. No need to panic about the Vikings not making many moves, its not like the Vikings were just sitting back doing nothing at Winter Park. Rebuilding the roster will be a slow process, and there is no need to do rush signing that you will likely over pay and regret later on. Continue to keep an eye out for young, athletic players that will be a bargain that may fill their many needs. Also, the Vikings hope to re-sign LB Erin Henderson.