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Vikings bring back Fred Evans on one-year deal

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The Vikings are retaining one of the long-time members of their defensive line.

The club has re-signed reserve defensive tackle Fred Evans to a one-year contract, a league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio.

Evans, 30, appeared in 14 games for the Vikings in 2013, making 20 tackles. He has played in 94 regular season games for Minnesota since 2007, notching 97 tackles and three sacks.

Evans (6-4, 305) is entering his eighth NFL season. He played collegiately at Texas State.

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21 Responses to “Vikings bring back Fred Evans on one-year deal”
  1. thevikesarebest says: Mar 13, 2014 4:47 PM

    The Vikings are still improving on this great defense led by mike zimmer.we will take over the NFC north.cheeseheads,carebears and Lions fight for second place.SKOL

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 13, 2014 4:47 PM

    Solid reserve DT. Not a magical move, but still good.

  3. purple1967 says: Mar 13, 2014 4:47 PM

    Seems the D-Line has had enough attention now, time to move onto that awful secondary.

  4. gbmickey says: Mar 13, 2014 4:48 PM

    Let me guess based on Griffens production and the money he was paid Evans he must be getting around 5 mil a year.

  5. hawkstradamus says: Mar 13, 2014 4:53 PM

    And the talents of Adrian Peterson will continue to be squandered on the most pathetic franchise in the history of the NFL.

  6. reesesteel23 says: Mar 13, 2014 4:54 PM

    Melton didn’t want to rotate I guess

  7. sportsbastard says: Mar 13, 2014 4:56 PM

    Bringing back another member of the worst defense in the league.. Championship!

  8. fwippel says: Mar 13, 2014 5:06 PM

    Nice to see the new coaching staff realize that Evans is better than Letroy Guion.

    Smart move. Evans is a solid backup.

  9. lovemyqueens says: Mar 13, 2014 5:16 PM

    Okay okay, enough with the D line. How about making a move for a DB? Unless they plan on going Gilbert/Dennard in the 1st I think they need someone to book end Rhodes. Would be nice to get Cromartie just to teach Xavier a thing or two.

  10. 13x Offseason World Champions says: Mar 13, 2014 5:17 PM

    What were the terms? I’m guessing $12-16M. Guaranteed.

  11. purpleguy says: Mar 13, 2014 5:27 PM

    Wonder if he’s ever bit a guy in a bar like Melton just did?

  12. shaggytoodle says: Mar 13, 2014 5:34 PM

    With all the DL they have been signing you would swear they are planning on having those guys out on the field for long drives.

    Also with the huge $ they gave Griffen and Robison I can’t imagine they would draft Clowney if they were giving a chance to trade up.

  13. twisteditoff says: Mar 13, 2014 6:07 PM

    keep up the hate u dumb packer fans we settle this on the field as you cry like little baby’s then you can go QQ about how you were cheated clearly this has been your motive all along have fun bottom feeders

  14. thekingdave says: Mar 13, 2014 6:10 PM

    I gave Fred Evans all the answers to the microeconomics final exam review at Texas State in spring 2005. True story.

  15. gbmickey says: Mar 13, 2014 6:14 PM

    Settle this on the field is something we have done repeatedly to your dysfunctional franchise for the past 4 years to a tune of 7-1 record. You must not have been on here very long to understand your fellow posters are just getting your just desserts. Embrace the Suck!

  16. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 13, 2014 6:18 PM

    Did he pass?

  17. banlarson says: Mar 13, 2014 6:22 PM

    With Rhodes working on a rookie salary for another 3 years, it surprised me they didn’t go harder after Verner. Having to pair Rhodes with a rookie leaves them both hitting Free Agency near the same time (assuming they even hit on another rookie). Doesn’t do any good to be stout against the run if teams can pass at will. Someone might want to mention to Zimmer he’s in a pass happy division. Right now outside of Rhodes and Smith the Vikings probably are the weakest in the NFL in the LB corp and secondary. We have no nickel, no starting CB opposite Rhodes, no MLB or WLB and an aging SLB. We have a stud Safety and an up and coming corner who hasn’t even proved he can be the man. A little attention please. Oh…you need a QB too.

  18. banlarson says: Mar 13, 2014 6:55 PM

    Scratch the nickel, thanks for listening Mr. Zimmer.

  19. whatjusthapped says: Mar 14, 2014 8:11 AM

    Didn’t the Viking’s defense ranked near the very bottom of the NFL last season?

    Didn’t the Viking’s defense give up the game winning points with less than 2 minutes left in 5 different games last season?

    Wasn’t Jared Allen one of the Viking’s better performers last season, so much so that the Vikings don’t plan on bringing him back?

    So why the big emphasis to sign all the same players? Its almost like the Vikings are insisting on duplicating last season’s results, you know, when they finished in last place for the second time in 3 years, looking good to make it 3 out of 4.

  20. asiandave says: Mar 14, 2014 1:04 PM

    “Wasn’t Jared Allen one of the Viking’s better performers last season, so much so that the Vikings don’t plan on bringing him back?”

    No, he was not one of the better performers. Sacks are overrated. He would disappear for large stretches during games. I like that both sides honored their contract and he played out his contract,but it’s evident that he is only viewed as a situational pass rusher by the lack of free agency interest.

    “Didn’t the Viking’s defense give up the game winning points with less than 2 minutes left in 5 different games last season?”

    Yes, that’s true and we have addressed that by shoring up the defensive line and adding a CB that can actually play the slot receiver.

    You can only do so much during free agency. You still need to continue to build through the draft. I think we made calculated signings in free agency so far and most of them have been to address needs and holes that we have. Signing Fred Evans as a DT who can be a back up in either spots to a 1 year deal, is not a bad move. If he is bad this year, we don’t sign him again, but he won’t negatively impact the salary cap in the future.

  21. zayzillionz says: Mar 15, 2014 11:08 AM

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