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.
Tags: Visanthe Shiancoe
Posted in All, Mike Wobschall | 10 Comments »