The Vikings have a pair of restricted free agents (RFAs) who have yet to sign their tender offers – DE Ray Edwards and QB Tarvaris Jackson. But according to Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune, it sounds as if Jackson will be signing his tender within 24 hours.
If and when Jackson does sign his tender, he’ll be off the RFA market. The tradeoff, though, is that Jackson has a 1-year contract that will pay him $1.176 million. Since he’ll be under contract, look for Jackson to report to Winter Park to take part in the Vikings voluntary offseason program and any mandatory activities.
Edwards will then be the only Vikings RFA to not sign his tender, meaning he likely won’t participate in the Vikings offseason program. He was tendered at the 1st round level and would make $2.5 million next year. As Zulgad points out, though, expect Edwards to eventually sign his tender by June 15 because that’s when the Vikings have the right to drop the tender offer from $2.5 million to 110% of Edwards 2009 base salary, which would be $1.1 million.
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