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Vikings, Jerome Felton agree on three-year deal

Jerome Felton, Nick Barnett AP

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson felt like he got kicked in the stomach after the team traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seahawks, but the team took a step Tuesday to try to keep Peterson from taking too many actual blows to the gut in 2013.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Vikings have agreed to a three-year deal with fullback Jerome Felton. Per Rapoport, the total compensation is $7.5 million but there’s no indication of guarantees or how the deal is structured.

Felton was a blocker on many of the runs that Peterson used to post the second-most rushing yards in a single season, earning him a trip to the Pro Bowl and a second-team All-Pro spot from the Associated Press. He didn’t have any carries all year and caught three passes for 35 yards which illustrates quite well that blocking was his first, second and third priority on the Vikings offense.

It’s been a busy day for the Vikings in terms of bringing back their own free agents. Right tackle Phil Loadholt and safety Jamarca Sanford have also reupped with the Vikings on Tuesday.

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8 Responses to “Vikings, Jerome Felton agree on three-year deal”
  1. angelogiaquinto18 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:32 PM

    Good job resigning these guys. Felton is a good dude and is a beast of a blocker!

  2. fijabbersman345 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:39 PM

    Retaining in house guys is the way to go. Those ADD big money free agency signings have won super bowls for ZERO teams, and Spielman knows it.

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:57 PM

    fijabbersman345 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:39 PM

    “Retaining in house guys is the way to go.”

    Ummm, he traded your second best player just yesterday.

  4. pappavike says: Mar 12, 2013 8:01 PM

    Good job Vikes!! Lets sign one fa wide reciver!! Hopfully Jennings

  5. dcviking says: Mar 12, 2013 8:06 PM

    Best part: Our fullback is still no longer named Tahi!!!!

  6. pilot2011 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:19 PM

    Tolbert should have been to the pro bowl

  7. weregoingtothemoon says: Mar 12, 2013 8:19 PM

    So Adrian Peterson didn’t like the trade of Percy Harvin for obvious reasons. But AP he has to feel good about the team making his RT and FB a priority. Spielman continues to make good moves and avoid bad ones (i.e. overpaying for Mike Wallace).

  8. rickrock6661982 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:21 PM

    Can he play WR or QB?

    Adrian Peterson needs to know

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