Vikings sign Remi Ayodele

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The Vikings opened up one spot in their defensive line rotation when they cut Jimmy Kennedy and they filled it Wednesday by signing defensive tackle Remi Ayodele away from the Saints.

Ayodele signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Vikes, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. With Kennedy out of the picture and Pat Williams unsigned, Ayodele will move to the front of the list of players looking to start alongside Kevin Williams this season. At 6-2 and 317 pounds, Ayodele should be able to man that nose tackle spot as he played a similar role for the Saints in the past.

Ayodele went undrafted in 2006 and bounced around the Patriots, Ravens, Cowboys and Falcons before finding a home with the Saints in 2008. He started all 16 games for them last season, accounting for 37 tackles and a sack, and also started for them during their run to the Super Bowl, recovering a fumble in the NFC Championship Game.

26 responses to “Vikings sign Remi Ayodele

  1. Ayodele was swimming in the ocean during the off season and they cleared the waters for a half mile radius with a shark warning.

  2. Okay I’m getting angry at my Saints now. You couldn’t afford a 3-year $9 million contract??? Tom Benson is the cheapest dumbest mo fo that ever became an owner. Idiot.

  3. joesuhunka says: Jul 28, 2011 1:29 PM

    I think every player on the Saints recovered a fumble in the 2009 NFC championship game

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    I’m die hard purple and gold but that is funnier than H E double hockey sticks

  4. How does he ever get a helmet on over that haircut?

    The Saints look like they in a major revamp — and have to face the Packers week 1 at Lambeau.

  5. As 1/2 of the high/low hit that messed up Favre foot, I think its safe to assume Brett is not coming back.

  6. vikingsinla says:
    Jul 28, 2011 1:38 PM
    He looks like he’ll fit right in with the LA club scene, when the Vikings move to LA next season.
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    Hey guy, we get it. You went out of your way to create a screenname which implies the Vikings move to LA . As a result, you are compelled to always come on and write the same post over and over again that ends with “when the Vikings move to LA”. Whats going to happen when they dont? What new screenname will you create? We get it…now you get a life!

  7. hobartbaker — He’s strong against the run. If you know your NFL, you’d know he’s better than mediocre. Try to catch up.

  8. Isn’t he one of the guys Marshawn Lynch ran over on his way to the end zone in the fourth quarter of last year’s Wild Card game?

  9. Hey did u know the packers won the superbowl last year? I thought i would let all of u know before a packer fan tells us again.

  10. I’ll take it. Seems like something of a lateral move, but all good. Welcome to Minnesota.

  11. I welcome him. Decent player that will fit a good role within the interior D-line. I look forward to seeing what he will do.

  12. trollhammer20 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 2:37 PM
    Isn’t he one of the guys Marshawn Lynch ran over on his way to the end zone in the fourth quarter of last year’s Wild Card game?
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    Didn’t he run over all of them?

    Seriously, no insult to the Saints intended…. That was probably the best run I have ever seen. I love it when someone just refuses to be denied.

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