ESPN Report: Edwards To Receive 1st Round Tender

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 3, 2010 – 5:44 pm

The Vikings have not confirmed, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that restricted free agent (RFA) DE Ray Edwards will be tendered at the 1st round level. If true, this means that the the Vikings have offered Edwards a 1-year contract worth roughly $2.5 million and if Edwards signs with another team the Vikings will have the right of first refusal. The Vikings would also receive a 1st round pick as compensation of Edwards signs elsewhere.

During the NFL Scouting Combine, Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress and VP of Player Personnel Rick Spielman indicated that the Vikings had decided how they were going to tender each of their RFAs. But they also declined to share those decisions publically, a move that makes sense.

The deadline for extending qualifying offers to RFAs is Thursday evening at 10:59 CT, so we likely won’t know anything officially until that time.

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9 Responses to “ESPN Report: Edwards To Receive 1st Round Tender”

  1. By purplehorn on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    Something tells me that that the Vikings are gonna lose Taylor- but then be free to get right into the market as a result of it. I hate to lose CT, Hicks, Kennedy or Sapp,. One of these guys is gonna get an offer. They are all proven players. If that happens, who should the Vikings talk to? I think Karlos Dansby. I know realistically, EJ needs a year to strengthen that leg. We need a veteran MLB that can cover the middle of the field.

  2. By medicineball on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    If Brinkley can handle the middle linebacker spot until EJ returns, we could add a linebacker like Kirk Morrison of the Raiders to add depth behind Ben Leber. Leber’s statistical production has started to decline a lot. Morrison is an RFA and available for a third round draft pick and a contract.

  3. By Cojoh on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    The problem with losing any of these people is that we don’t pay them a whole lot of money. This means that if we lose them, we can only sign someone that costs the same amount of money or less than the lost player made,

  4. By Nivison on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    Ray Edwards has grown into one of the best ends in the league. The minnesota Vikings can not afford to give him up. He is only in his mid 20’s he is only going to get better.

  5. By Matt on Mar 6, 2010 | Reply

    Edwards and sapp are my to priorities if i was in the front office. Ced griffon is coming off a blown ACL and winfield off a broken foot, so if sapp is gone, that hurt badly.
    Edwards, well he speaks for himself, probably one of the most underrated DEs in the NFL.

  6. By Matt on Mar 6, 2010 | Reply

    Chicago can throw 90mil at peppers, ill still take edwards. Peppers is a stud, but 90mil?!? hes in his mid 30s! i say good for you chicago lol, keep throwing money around…..become the “dan snyder” redskins. over rated QB and all

  7. By Paul on Mar 7, 2010 | Reply

    Matt’s right. Peppers played one game last year, UNFORTUNATELY it was against our Vikes. He didn’t want to show the entire country what an over paid apethetic fool he was, so he strapped it up for one stinking game. Ray Edwards is rapidly rising in my eyes. His athleticism, intensity, and aggressiveness, let’s hope he remains a Vike for the foreseeable future. The Vikings do tend to draft well, as evidence, Mr. Harvin, Mr. Rice, Mr. Peterson, and by the 3rd start Mr. Brinkley. I don’t feel the Vikings management is going to make any big splash desperation moves, but I do believe they will acquire a suprise somewhere along the trail to Mankato. One other thing that keeps the Vikings front office active is that other team in town with the new stadium. The Vikings are in a battle to continue to win over the hearts and minds of Minnesota fans who are experiencing greater consistency year in and year out from the Twins. I love both, and have been skeptical in the past but I’m seeing a new era of desiring to win every year. It looks like a great time to be a Twin or Viking fan, let’s earn our reputation as great fans that Brett Favre credited on the tonight show. Keep the faith.

  8. By Paul on Mar 7, 2010 | Reply

    Medicineball may or may not be correct on Leber’s production, I didn’t check. But Leber did change position and responsibilities in that defense which requires more thinking, and less instinct when these changes occur. I think in fairness to Leber, we have to keep those factors in mind. Besides, if his production drops off too much, Studwell will take his jersey and play in his place! HA!

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