Last Thursday we cited a Star Tribune report that said QB Tarvaris Jackson would soon sign his restricted free agent (RFA) tender.
Soon has arrived because Jackson has signed the tender.
The signing leaves DE Ray Edwards as the only Vikings RFA to not sign his tender offer.
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The Vikings announced today that they have agreed to terms on a new 2-year TV partnership with Twin Cities NBC affiliate KARE 11.
This means that KARE 11 essentially becomes the TV “Home of Vikings Football” and will air all available Vikings preseason games (in high definition). Also, KaRE 11 will air 2 Vikings-produced 30-minute shows – “Vikings Weekly” and “Vikings GamePlan.
“We are excited to partner with KARE 11 and expand our television programming to meet the demand of our fans wanting more Vikings content,” said Steve LaCroix, Vikings VP of Sales and Marketing/Chief Marketing Officer.“Partnering with KARE and their unmatched focus on community involvement in the Twin Cities will also create some exciting new opportunities for us.”
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We’ve got a busy week ahead on vikings.com. Beginning today at noon through the conclusion of this year’s NFL draft on Saturday, vikings.com will be going non-stop to keep you updated on all the latest Vikings news. Here’s what we have in store for the week…
– You can replay Monday’s live chat with Vikings VP of Player Personnel Rick Spielman by clicking here.
– Pre-draft press conference Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. CT. Both Spielman and Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress will address the media in advance of the NFL draft. The event will stream live on vikings.com and will be available in on-demand format soon after it concludes.
– Vikings/NFL schedule release at 6:00 p.m. CT. Find out when the Vikings will play each opponent in 2010 and watch an interview with voice of the Vikings Radio Network Paul Allen as he gives his take on the Purple’s schedule. Will the Vikings open up on Thursday night at New Orleans? Will they play on Thanksgiving night? Find out Tuesday evening on vikings.com.
– Schedule release live chat at 10:00 a.m. CT Wednesday. Fans can chat and share their opinions on the Vikings schedule.
– vikings.com Mock Draft. Sometime in the next few days, we’ll unveil the 1st-ever vikings.com Mock Draft.
– NFL Draft Live Chats. Each day/night of the 2010 NFL Draft, we’ll be live chatting with fans.
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This week’s Monday Morning Mailbag is posted and you can read it by clicking here.
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