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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