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Vikings keep Phil Loadholt with multi-year deal

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After trading their best wide receiver and cutting their best cornerback, the Vikings kept one of the top run-blockers.

According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, the Vikings agreed to a multi-year deal with right tackle Phil Laodholt moments before the start of free agency.

The Bears showed interest during the process, but the Vikings made progress today which resulted in the deal.

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29 Responses to “Vikings keep Phil Loadholt with multi-year deal”
  1. flavordave says: Mar 12, 2013 3:59 PM

    He realized the Eagles dont want him. Have the scraps fellas.

  2. vikefan says: Mar 12, 2013 3:59 PM

    wheeeeeww!!

  3. jrock3x8 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:00 PM

    just tell me that the bears made the vikings pay more than they wanted to and I’ll be happy

  4. reesesteel23 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:02 PM

    Vikings:

    ADD Nnamdi A.
    ADD Jennings
    Draft WR with 1st pick
    Draft LD(Ogletree) with 1st pick(#2)
    Draft Honey Badger in round 2
    Draft Manti Teo in round 3

    Boatload of steals lol

  5. wludford says: Mar 12, 2013 4:02 PM

    Good deal. Loadholt was probably the top FA for the Vikings to re-sign.

  6. adantsa says: Mar 12, 2013 4:03 PM

    The guy is a penalty machine but he sure can run block…

  7. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:03 PM

    Good. Gotta keep the o line continuity together. Receivers are replaceable.

  8. truehoosier62 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:03 PM

    Good move Vikings. Not the greatest RT, but still young, HUGE, and with more seasoning, perhaps less prone to false starts. The continuity factor for our O-line was more important than what else might have been out there.

  9. fwippel says: Mar 12, 2013 4:03 PM

    Smart move by the Vikings on this one. Loadholdt isn’t the best pass blocker, but since they have Kalil protecting Ponder’s blindside, Loadholdt is solid opposite him.

    One less worry for the team to deal with this offseason.

  10. ad2k says: Mar 12, 2013 4:03 PM

    Needed to lock him up. Even improved his pass blocking last year. Now we just need one big time signing to make sense of the Winfield situation.

  11. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 12, 2013 4:04 PM

    That is awesome. There may be better OTs available but cohesiveness on the line is extremely important. You can’t argue with last year’s results.

  12. francheyes says: Mar 12, 2013 4:05 PM

    yay
    *sarcasm*

  13. francheyes says: Mar 12, 2013 4:06 PM

    @flavordave:

    Is there something wrong with you? All of the posts I’ve seen from you today make me think you may need medication.

  14. ad296 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:06 PM

    Now resign Felton and make Peterson happy

  15. norseyapper says: Mar 12, 2013 4:08 PM

    Good. Keeping the O-line intact is a huge plus after they jelled last year. Loadholt has his issues in pass protection and this causes too many penalties for lining up too far off the line to get a better angle. Still, he was a true road grader blocking for AP.

  16. nrwalk12238 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:08 PM

    ADD Goldson
    ADD Jennings

    Draft
    1st DT – Williams
    1st WR – Austin
    2nd LB
    3rd DB – Honey Badger
    4th WR – Da’Rick Rogers

  17. vikes69 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:08 PM

    this guy has the most holds in the nfl. way over rated

  18. tjacks7 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:08 PM

    The question is, can he catch?

  19. whatjusthapped says: Mar 12, 2013 4:09 PM

    Would it surprise anyone if Loadholt followed in the steps of his mentor, McKinnie?

    Play somewhat decent on your existing contract, sign a big new contract, get in line at the Buffet restaurants and eat yourself fat, show up fat in camp and go thru the motions to collect your new paycheck. Just look at the guy, he can’t wait to get in line at Golden Corral.

  20. larryboodry says: Mar 12, 2013 4:09 PM

    Would have been a nice pickup for the Bears, but RT was not the biggest need on the o-line.

  21. IBleedBlueBitchez says: Mar 12, 2013 4:11 PM

    Here’s some simple math for all you vikings fans, and this is all you really need to know. Vikings – AD = 0-16!

  22. textexington says: Mar 12, 2013 4:14 PM

    It’s the Viqueefs for Christs sake. The team famous for wearing little girl braids and purple jerseys. They are also the team that has choked in 4 Superbowls. Not to mention 2009 when their #1 girl BrINT Perve couldn’t lead them to the promise land. They also had the love boat incident where Viqueefs players were witnessed engaging in ‘man on man’ action. Then their precious humpty dump collapsed a few years back. These chodes have been the laughing stock of the league for over 50 years! Seeing them fall flat on their face every year while Karla Heinrichs and Syd Davy lead the weekly circle jerk in the purple grandma lot is absolutely hilarious.LOLZ. GO PACK GO!!!

  23. hrmlss says: Mar 12, 2013 4:16 PM

    Clay Matthews just breathed a huge sigh of relief. Didn’t want him out of the division.

  24. pappavike says: Mar 12, 2013 4:27 PM

    For all those who think the Vikes will go down hill Remember this ya, ll thouht that last year how’d that work out for you The cancer has been removed the Vikes have the picks, And the cap space to impact the Division

  25. daamgud says: Mar 12, 2013 4:34 PM

    @textexington

    Wow, you almost made it an entire sentence without resorting to name calling. Usually this isn’t noteworthy, but for an accomplished poster such as yourself, it deserves a call-out. Bravo.

  26. airmoss18 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:46 PM

    I doubt that this will happen, but it is still unclear to me why the Vikes don’t make a big offer to Victor Cruz and give the Giants their original first rounder. Cruz is an ultra-productive slot receiver who can also play outside, tough (not prone to injury), and seemingly a great team player. He would likely cost about the same as Harvin, but without the diva act or the missed games.

    The Giants are too close to the cap to be able to match an incentive-laden deal the Vikes could afford (unfortunate that they can no longer do a poison pill deal now like they used to get Hutchinson, as that would make it much easier).

    Cruz is from the NYC area and likely really wants to stay with the Giants, but he probably wants a long-term deal in the $8-10 mill/year range even more.

    Jennings would be fine, but he’s a short-term fix. Cruz would help Ponder and the team a lot more and for a lot longer.

  27. textexington says: Mar 12, 2013 5:30 PM

    @daamgud

    I am king.

  28. tone360 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:21 PM

    Thank you lord baby jesus. I thought they were serious about the Bears looking at this oaf. “whistle blowing””false start on the offense, the big idiot there who can’t stand still for a two count, ol’ whats his number.” Hahaha, enjoy. Just thinmk if he would have had one more false start A. Peterson would have broke the record.

  29. lordfrza says: Mar 12, 2013 10:04 PM

    who the hell is “Phil Laodholt”?

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