Saturday, March 13, 2010
Vikings ensure depth on defensive line
By Kevin Seifert
It might not be the signing Minnesota fans have been hoping for this weekend, but the Vikings did ensure themselves some depth at defensive tackle Saturday by re-signing free agent Jimmy Kennedy. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Kennedy could earn a maximum of $6 million over the next two years.
Kennedy and restricted free agent Fred Evans should return in 2010 as the primary backups to starters Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, who have had a four-game suspension hanging over them for more than a year. Evans had a second-round tender applied to him earlier this month and isn't likely to fetch an offer at that level.
We'll let you know if anything arises this weekend on the other player the Vikings are pursuing, free agent running back LaDainian Tomlinson.