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Vikings announce Lawrence Jackson, Jacob Lacey signings

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On Friday, defensive end Lawrence Jackson spilled the beans that he would be joining the Vikings for the 2013 season.

On Monday, the Vikings confirmed that the former Lion has signed a deal with the team. They also announced that cornerback Jacob Lacey, who visited the Vikings on the same day as Jackson earlier this month, has also agreed to a contract with the team.

The Vikings added a cornerback in the first round of the draft when they selected Xavier Rhodes, but the team needed more than one new body at the position. Lacey is probably best suited to a role in the slot in Minnesota’s sub packages, although he has started plenty of games with the Colts and Lions since entering the league.

With Jared Allen, Brian Robison and Everson Griffen already in Minnesota, Jackson should also be in a sub role for the Vikings defense. The former first-round pick in Seattle should be a good fit for such a role and could earn himself a longer stay if he plays well with all three of the other ends slated for free agency after the 2013 season.

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21 Responses to “Vikings announce Lawrence Jackson, Jacob Lacey signings”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 29, 2013 12:22 PM

    These guys are an excellent fit for a team looking to continue losing to the Packers twice per season, as they have for the past 3 years.

  2. noeffinway says: Apr 29, 2013 12:36 PM

    Vikings are picking through Detroit’s garbage now too eh?

  3. lordfrza says: Apr 29, 2013 12:37 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    “These guys are an excellent fit for a team looking to continue losing to the Packers twice per season, as they have for the past 3 years.”

    The Vikes split with the Pack last year and almost beat GB twice.

    IT’s more like:
    These guys know what team is on the rise and want to get in while they still can!

  4. jbeagles23 says: Apr 29, 2013 12:39 PM

    I’m not a det fan by any means but the last 3 years are history to real football fans. Only fair weather fans stay in the past

  5. filthymcnasty1isadouche says: Apr 29, 2013 12:43 PM

    Maybe they need to get a couple more run stoppers now that the Packers will run the ball 12 times per game instead of 10. Lacy’s gonna rack up 400 yards this season!

  6. obsession55 says: Apr 29, 2013 12:52 PM

    As a Colts faN, I can assure you that Lacey is PURE TRASH!!

  7. bornking24 says: Apr 29, 2013 12:55 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Apr 29, 2013 12:22 PM
    These guys are an excellent fit for a team looking to continue losing to the Packers twice per season, as they have for the past 3 years.

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    You must not watch the NFL cause we beat you guys once in the reg season and only lost the playoffs due to our quarterback sat on the bench.

  8. wludford says: Apr 29, 2013 12:58 PM

    Jackson is depth at DE;
    Lacey could see some time as a nickel back.

  9. pa1856 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:00 PM

    filthymcnasty1isadouche says:
    Apr 29, 2013 12:43 PM
    Maybe they need to get a couple more run stoppers now that the Packers will run the ball 12 times per game instead of 10. Lacy’s gonna rack up 400 yards this season!

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    This screen name is the best one I have seen!

  10. lks311 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:02 PM

    No more Lions jokes from Vikings fan.

  11. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Apr 29, 2013 1:03 PM

    Good riddance bozos. Lacey is just straight up terrible and LoJack is a fool for not sticking around Detroit. He would have seen a lot of playing time with the departure of Avril and KVB. It’s really cute how they did their visits together too. Oh well, looking forward to beating them twice a year.

  12. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 29, 2013 1:13 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:Apr 29, 2013 12:22 PM

    These guys are an excellent fit for a team looking to continue losing to the Packers twice per season, as they have for the past 3 years.
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    Thanks for the fresh take. Haven’t heard that one before. Packer fans love to live in the past. You might put an asterisk next to that second win last year, though, since the quarterback for our squad in that game is now competing to make the team as a wide receiver. When we were closer to full strength the week before, we took your team apart. The only reason the game was close was because of Greg Jennings. Enjoy your memories; I’m looking forward to this season.

  13. conormacleod says: Apr 29, 2013 1:24 PM

    First, isn’t there a law against Lions fans making fun of anybody or any team? They’ve had like 1 winning season since 1955. Second, the roster is 53 men. Every team needs role players. And, there are many guys in the league that play well in situational downs, but don’t necessarily have the talent to play every down. Nothing wrong with that.

  14. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:31 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 29, 2013 1:13 PM

    Thanks for the fresh take.

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    Thanks for the fresh excuses, and for having a team that drops 2 games to the Packers each season as they have for the past 3 years.

    The Vikings – a legacy of losing.

  15. GenXJay says: Apr 29, 2013 1:59 PM

    filthymcnasty loves Dome Dogs w/relish.
    I see nothing that GB has done that’ll improve their squad from last year. Adding 2 rookie Rb’s on a PASS offense team?
    So, Rodgers is getting old?
    Green Bay. A team in decline.

  16. meloy79 says: Apr 29, 2013 2:18 PM

    The Packers always will & always have sucked, the Vince Lombardi trophy is the biggest joke (run it down the alley? Ok, genius) ever created. Clay Mathews needs a haircut & rehab and Aaron Rodgers is due for a concision. The only good players the Packers ever had are Don Majkowski & Tim Harris. There has never been two colors that look so ugly together as green & gold. Every Super Bowl they won was thrown by the other team. These are all facts and are not up for discussion. Oh yeah and Wisconsin cheese is #1 don’t buy that knock off California junk.

  17. homerhanky82 says: Apr 29, 2013 4:03 PM

    Packer fans, have fun getting your puny wr’s past rhodes and cook. The best press duo in the league now!

  18. purpwalk says: Apr 29, 2013 4:51 PM

    all nfc north players want to play for the vikings, they know the vikings have the best team in the division

  19. theytukrjobs says: Apr 29, 2013 4:56 PM

    I like that the Vikes sign two players that generally started on their former teams. These two players are considered as #4 on the depth chart at DE and corner, at best. And yet haters try to spin this into proof of how pathetic their team is.

    I hate to break it to people, but Vikes have a pretty legit roster right now. QB and WR are shaky but not without potential to be really good. LB is in better shape than a lot of people feel. Everywhere else on the roster they are anywhere from solid to elite. Overall this is a well constructed roster with depth at a lot of positions and multiple elite players. They just had a monster draft where they drafted 3 players that were each top 20 on most boards you would see.

    We comin’.

  20. stevegie says: Apr 29, 2013 5:12 PM

    Can a real Packer fan that can talk straight football and no baby trash talk please stand up ?

  21. gdeli says: Apr 29, 2013 10:36 PM

    I respect the Packers as they have multiple Superbowl wins. The Vikings have nothing for their 50+ years. I am not afraid to admit that. That being said the Packers can be beaten but Christian ponder and the wide receivers have to come through for Minnesota. I would love to see Aaron Rodgers run our offense and see how he does. I truly hope to see the Vikings win the Super Bowl someday soon and see the glory that would entail. Good luck Vikes in 2013!

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