Vikings Don’t Play Tag

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 25, 2010 – 5:38 pm

The NFL Scouting Combine is an event designed to help teams evaluate the incoming crop of draft-eligible players. But during the Combine, the period for teams to apply the franchise and/or transition tag to players already in the league and on their roster expires.

Thursday at 3:00 p.m. CT was the deadline and it passed without the Vikings choosing to use either tag. The only real possibility for the Vikings was RB Chester Taylor, although that would’ve caught many people by surprise. Unless the Vikings and Taylor reach an agreement in the next week, the 9-year veteran will become a free agent.

While the Vikings didn’t use either tag, 6 other teams did. Among the 6 teams who tagged a player was the Green Bay Packers, who franchised DT Ryan Pickett. The other teams to use the franchise tag were: 49ers (NT Aubrayo Franklin), Patriots (NT Vince Wilfork), Raiders (DE Richard Seymour), Seahawks (K Olindo Mare) and Steelers (K Jeff Reed).

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14 Responses to “Vikings Don’t Play Tag”

  1. By Julie Hess on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t let Randy Moss go to Dallas, go get him back in Minnesota. Can you picture, Randy on one side, Sidney on the other, Bernard in the slot, and Brett at QB, and AP and Chester, in the backfield, and yeh toss in Visanthe and the Vikings have a winning recipe for the Super Bowl Win, and yes the D fence, and the O line, and the improved special teams, omg is that exciting or what???!!!!!!

  2. By jeff on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    That wont happen Julie, sorry to say. The Vikings don’t want any people with bad attitudes and Randy fits into that category pretty easy.

  3. By mike on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    i don’t think they are letting moss go this year but they won’t resign him next. i think we got the wr’s covered. need to focus on a qb and the secondary.

  4. By Thor on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    If we’re looking at any offensive free agents, it better be linemen. We have to make certain that there’s 5 guys up there with a ton of heart and determination for the game, (skill wouldn’t hurt either). I think that if we can acquire just 1 guy that fits this bill, it will show Favre that we are going to do what it takes to protect him in 2010 and make his 2009 stats laughable. Then there will be no question as to whether he is coming back again.

  5. By paul on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Julie there’s noting wrong with fantasys, I have them all the time.

  6. By paul on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    they should have spell check on this blog.

  7. By Jeff on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Julie, don’t forget about Percy Harvin! He is amazing!

  8. By Hge Viking Fn on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    All I care about is if Brett and Chester resign and if we get ourselves a decent DB.

  9. By TW VIKE on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Randy should retire a Viking. Favre to Moss has a nice ring to it. As far as attitude, can you say TO? Talk about a drama QUEEN. Moss is better than Berrian, ask Favre.(Who wanted him in GB) Randy,Percy,&Sydney sounds like a winner. Moss would play hard for Favre. The main issue is secondary help not to mention a young QB. That should be our main concerns.

  10. By Hge Viking Fn on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    TJak is more then capable of being our starter. We need secondary help and we need help in our offensive line so we can run the ball better

  11. By mike on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Favre will be back in purple and gold this year believe me, and along with that he’s bringing Moss, and Tauscher to protect him, Who knows if they let Taylor go which is unlikely they will pursue Westbrook, because all around he is just a smarter player than L.T. not better just smarterNo one knows whos better out of the two they’re great backs a couple of the best

  12. By bonvoi29 on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply


    Why on earth would the vikings go get another WR? on top of that pay TOP dollar for a randy moss? we got S. Rice, P. Harvin and B. Berrian who was injured all year mind you, we no reason or dollar to pursue anyone else. a little help in fixing the O line yes. Line backer help and Secondary yes. NO NEED FOR WR. honestly how can anyone sit here and think that we will go out and pick up a free agent in the WR pool? what reason do we have? just cause it sounds nice? favre to anyone sounds nice. keep it coming with favre to rice cuz thats very nice!

  13. By bonvoi29 on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply


    What makes you so sure favre or anyone is coming back or to MN?

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