Vikings Agree To Terms With 15 Rookie Free Agents

Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 4, 2012 – 8:13 am

The Vikings rookie minicamp begins today and runs through the weekend. In advance of the minicamp, the Vikings have agreed to terms with the following 15 rookie free agents…

DT Chase Baker – Boise State
RB Derrick Coleman – UCLA
DE Kevin Cyrille – Florida Atlantic
CB Bobby Felder – Nicholls State
WR Kamar Jorden – Bowling Green
DE Eric Latimore – Penn State
LB Tyler Nielsen – Iowa
DE Ernest Owusu – California
LB Corey Paredes – Hawaii
G Austin Pasztor – Virginia
DT Tydreke Powell – North Carolina
DT Terrell Resonno – Missouri
Quentin Saulsberry – Mississippi State
Darrion Weems – Oregon
CB CC Whitlock – South Carolina

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33 Responses to “Vikings Agree To Terms With 15 Rookie Free Agents”

  1. By Justin on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    I’m seeing about 2 guys that have a chance to latch on to the roster or practice squad in Quentin Saulsberry and Ernest Owusu. Not a bad list though as I have heard of a few of these guys. Not something that normally happens when you talk about rookie FAs.

  2. By PurplHaze on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Yep … We need a backup center, and Saulsberry is supposed to be pretty good. Haven’t heard much about Owusu.

    I wish we’d re-sign some of the older guys. In particular, I’d like to see EJ get a short-term deal. I think he’s still a good MLB.

  3. By Twoods on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Interesting stadium article:

  4. By Carl K on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Tyler Nielsen – tough, smart Iowa linebacker. Justin make that 3 guys.
    Wait, wait… Tydreke Powell… make that 4 guys that have a chance to make the roster or PS.

  5. By Gary on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Just how does the UDFA process work anyway? Do players pick based on:
    Which team comes calling first
    Which team is most successful
    Which team has coaches they know or have experience with
    Which team they feel will give them the best shot at a 53 man roster spot
    Which team offers the most money
    Which team has players they already know and have played with in college
    There were alot of players that were expected to be drafted that slipped to UDFA. Disappointed that more of them did not find there way to the Vikes.

  6. By sandiamond on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Carl we almost could have another contest selecting free agents to make the roster. lol

    congrats to shawn for pre-selecting 4 draft picks!
    congrats to sirgreasypanda for winning the video mailbag contest!

  7. By ozzinator on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    @ Twoods – not totally surprised at the article.

  8. By Twoods on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    @ozz: Me either, just showing all of the cry babies who don’t understand economics why the stadium isn’t a sure pass right on the spot

  9. By qbranch28 on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    i hope these young guys like LA! the vikes need to get out of minnesota n maybe we’ll win the bowl

  10. By Carl K on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Gary- UDFAs can pick any team for any reason. The teams offering the bigger contracts don’t alway get the player. A good agent will know the teams and rosters and help these kids make the right choice.

    Sandiamond – if you head up that contest I am in… sounds fun! I need to see a couple preseason games before I guess.

  11. By Rogerthevikefan on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    LB Neilson, DT Baker, and DT Powell are the 3 who I think have the best shot to actually contribute to the team. Berger and Fusco can play C/G so UDFA C that signed will have a very hard time making the team.

  12. By Rogerthevikefan on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    What happened to Baylor’s DT Nick Jean-Baptises(unsure on the last name)?

  13. By DeuceSavage on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Yup, the Vikings STOLE another one from the CFL. Austin Pasztor – OG was picked in the 1st round of the Canadian Football League. He is ROCK SOLID!!! Seems the Vikings scouts did their homework for major talent and got some A+ Grades in Solomon Eliminian – LB, Emmanuel Arceneaux – WR, now Austin!

  14. By sandiamond on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    upwards of 78 players today…

  15. By Frederick Jones on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    to the Deuce,

    Hopefully you are right about Austin Pasztor!

    Why do you think he can make an impact on the Vikings?

  16. By Frederick Jones on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    A short bio of your great Vikings Head Coach:

    Frazier started his coaching career in 1988 as the first head coach at Trinity College in Illinois, now known as Trinity International University.

    He held the position for nine seasons, built the NAIA program from the ground up and won a pair of Northern Illinois Intercollegiate Conference titles before he moved on to the University of Illinois in 1997 as the Illinois defensive back’s coach.

    History has shown that if you can do it at a lower level, more often than not you can do it on a much higher level as well.

  17. By cole s. on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    c’mon guys! why NOT sign dale moss, WR from South Dakota State, i like what the vikes are doing, but moss is very good, scary good actually, sign him NOW!!!!

  18. By jason p on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone i love EJ but its time to let the young guys play lets see what Brinkley can do and our secondary is looking a lot better with cook back some good fa and we did well in the draft. we need a RB but we are 3 years away with a young team and a growing Ponder

  19. By mikek on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    really that ubs article is a B.S. article to copare tourists here to other places is comparing apples to oranges. most fans are visiting in the tourist down time when its minus twenty and snowing on top of that it will also house other events. The person who wrote this has never been to minneapolis i bet.

  20. By drew on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    WE still need to keep our veterans players who is still good. Also let get a deep threat playmaker!

  21. By YourSourceForSports on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Epic Vikings Review? You tell me in the comments of the video!

  22. By Rogerthevikefan on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    I’m just sick of everyones political agendas working against the good of the public. They were elected to better the state but all they do is B1TCH and Moan about not getting their way.

  23. By Rogerthevikefan on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Build the stadium now.

  24. By celticvikingwarrior on May 5, 2012 | Reply


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  28. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Twoods … That article is BS and heres why … Im not a world renown math expert but 398 is less than 50% of 975 ….

    Here is a quote from your article …

    “The stadium plan calls for the $975 million stadium to be largely paid for by taxpayers, which polls have shown the public is against. It is easy to see why: 54% of the cost would come from Minnesota’s taxpayers, far exceeding the public’s contribution for all but three of the last 10 NFL stadiums.”

    1- We know that the house bill is for the state to pay 398 million … look it up

    2- Im not going to waste time finding a % on the facts because Ive already proven the writer of the article is a LIAR

    3- Maybe we should survey people and find out what % constitutes “largely”

    C’Mon Twoods … as soon as I saw his BS math AND IT WAS PRETTY SIMPLE TO SEE … I knew he was a propogandist

  29. By peever on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Twoods..that article is flawed due to the fact that we allready have a stadium and fans who use it…so thier dollars will just be shifted from metrodome to stadium…also the construction jobs/spending and related suppliers will definetlly help this ecomony…not getting a stadium will lose jobs/taxes/income for the state

  30. By sandiamond on May 5, 2012 | Reply

  31. By Carl K on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    good stuff Sandiamond

  32. By Carl on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    I would just like to say that i think Rick Spielman has job a good job of beginning the job of building this roster. I was not sure at first if he was the man for the job but i also liked the free agents he brought in here and if Jerome simpson turns out to be the diamond in the rough that i think he is going to be we may finally be on our way to contentending in a couple of years as well as staying competitive for a couple in the mean while.

  33. By Jacob s on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    this is the season that the vikings have to do something good but not choke iv’e seen to much of that

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