On the same day that Vikings players and coaches will check in to 2011 Verizon Vikings Training Camp on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, the team also made official several roster moves. We’ll break them down for you right here, but we’ll also post the full press release this afternoon on the home page of vikings.com.
The Vikings signed a pair of veteran WRs to shore up that position, bringing aboard Devin Aromashodu and Michael Jenkins. Aromashodu, who is 6-2, 201 pounds, was most recently with the Chicago Bears – you’ll remember he had a huge game and the game-winning catch against the Vikings in overtime during the 2009 season – and he possesses a combination of speed and toughness. Jenkins comes from Atlanta, where he was coached by George Stewart for two seasons before Stewart joined the Vikings and where he was with current Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave for several seasons. Jenkins knows the Vikings offense inside and out and he provides Donovan McNabb a big target because he measures in at 6-4, 217 pounds.
The team reached agreement with five of its own free agents, re-signing the following: S Husain Abdullah, DT Fred Evans, S Eric Frampton, LB Erin Henderson and K Ryan Longwell.
Lastly, the Vikings signed their entire 2011 draft class, including first-round pick QB Christian Ponder.
Tags: Christian Ponder, Devin Aromashodu, Michael Jenkins, Ryan Longwell
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