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Vikings, Shiancoe Talking Contract?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on June 30, 2010 – 7:32 am

LB Chad Greenway and RB Adrian Peterson have been at the center of contract talk and speculation this offseason. Although both players have been at Winter Park during the team’s offseason program, both players also missed the team’s mandatory minicamp, prompting speculation that the absence was a result of displeasure with their current contracts.

Both players have downplayed the minicamp absence since that speculation first arose and there is no building tension between either player and the club regarding their contract.

Earlier this week there was more contract talk regarding the Vikings, but it didn’t involve Greenway or Peterson. According to this Pro Football Weekly report, TE Visanthe Shiancoe has been talking contract with the Vikings. Shiancoe, who signed a 5-year deal with the Vikings in 2007 and has since become one of the league’s most productive TEs, is now represented by the well-known Drew Rosenhaus.

The Pro Football Weekly report says nothing is imminent but that the sides have been talking and that Shiancoe would like to be paid among the top 5 TEs in the NFL.

Shiancoe finished the season tied for 4th in the NFL with 11 TD receptions on the year, setting a team record for the most TDs in a single season by a Vikings TE. He had 56 receptions for 566 yards in 2009 and now has 18 TDs over the last 2 seasons, which is 1st among all TEs during that time and tied for 3rd-most among all players.

Shiancoe has caught 14 TD passes in the last 20 regular season games, and with his 11 TDs this past season, he moved into 2nd place
among Vikings TEs with 19 career TDs.


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10 Responses to “Vikings, Shiancoe Talking Contract?”

  1. By Tom on Jun 30, 2010 | Reply

    Can’t argue with his production.

  2. By Lance on Jun 30, 2010 | Reply

    shank rocks!

  3. By Pat the Viking on Jun 30, 2010 | Reply

    I believe in bonus incentives in contracts – if they get the production and set records they get paid more. If they play avg. they get paid avg pay.

    There wouldn’t be any renegotiation of contracts, there will be no need.

    I believe every Player and coaches should get together and setting goals for each player, As well as TEAM GOALS.

  4. By Rogerthevikefan on Jun 30, 2010 | Reply

    Pay him what he earned it is just that simple he is good no dout he desevres more. Don’t make the mistake the skins did with fat albert. Meaning add incentives so all players work harder to get more instead of handing it to them.

  5. By Robin S. on Jun 30, 2010 | Reply

    Shiancoe is magnificent! Give him the money that he deserves! Make him happy! We love you Vikings! Let him catch some more touchdowns from Brett! Win the Super Bowl!

  6. By Candyman on Jun 30, 2010 | Reply

    I think Visanthe Shiancoe is one of the top 5 TE in the NFL, but a contract is a contract. You are expected to play well…thats what you are getting paid for. However, something is to be said for atheletes getting while the gettings good. If he has a career ending injury, it would be nice to have some more cash to secure his family. Hopefully there is no sort of drama or hold out and whatever the outcome is it ends in a super bowl winning season for the Vikings.

  7. By radzinwisconsin on Jun 30, 2010 | Reply

    Play it out Shank a deal is a deal!!!

  8. By MGR4FUN on Jul 1, 2010 | Reply

    i am a huge fan of #81 … i also think that alot of this contract BS is stuff that is fabricated by the media just so they hav somethin to write about in the month of july other than reportin on all the dui’s and drug arrests or the guntotin so called athletes that needs to be publicized and the offenders of crimes against women for which the players even HOFers need to be incarcerated for and the key thrown away on repeat offenders … #81 was all smiles when he signed his present contract and he aint bein paid a paupers wage … if he feels he has gotta press the issue he is entitled to do that … buffalo might even giv up a 1st rounder for quality tight end like #81 or maybe st louis or jacksonville … the purple need to get an early round selection to acquire florida’s c/g michael pouncey … please do not misunderstand i would love to see #81 remain in viking purple for the rest of his career … however when a player says it is a business then lets make it a business and just get to it and get it over with so the player can climatize himself to buffalo or st louis or jacksonville and both parties can move on happily ever after

  9. By CA Norwegian on Jul 4, 2010 | Reply

    VS’ stock has risen sharply. He has not done it on his own. Being the recipient of good fortune with Childress courting Brett, and the ensuing great year should not require a renegotiation. VS has a great thing going. The money will come next time, for more move on… There is too much talent on this team for Shenk to demand the agreement be broken. I Like having the blocking TE;s in there to better protect Brett. No one could argue the great leaping catches, but for the teams sake keep a good attitude. He came to Minn as a second fiddle and I think Brett could play any second fiddle as well as anyone.

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