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Vikings ink three more draft picks

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Slowly but surely, the Vikings are getting their draft class under contract.

Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, three more of the team’s 11 selection have agreed to terms, pushing the total to eight.

The latest to reach an agreement with the Vikings are third-round center Pat Elflein, sixth-round tight end Bucky Hodges, and seventh-round linebacker Elijah Lee.

Contracts had been delayed by a dispute regarding contract language unique to the Vikings. Whatever the specific outcome, these deals are gradually getting done.

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23 Responses to “Vikings ink three more draft picks”
  1. tremoluxman says: May 30, 2017 11:11 AM

    Can’t wait to see how Elflein does at center. Hodges is a huge TE and seems like a fun guy to have around. Camp should be interesting.

    And for all the GB fanboys: No one in Minnesota is predicting a Superbowl or anything here, so save the snark. Nothing wrong with getting a little jacked with a fresh crew of players.

  2. 700levelvet says: May 30, 2017 11:22 AM

    And Sammie Spades continues to count his money….

  3. mnrasslinggovjesse says: May 30, 2017 11:32 AM

    You’re absolutely right tremo.
    We all are optimists at this time of year, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m hoping the GB defense gets better. We’ll see.

  4. angrydave38 says: May 30, 2017 11:33 AM

    “Normally we like to pay guys as if they went 2 or 3 picks later”

  5. wininer says: May 30, 2017 11:59 AM

    I really liked the Vikings draft. Several of their players, including all 3 that were mention in this PFT post, were players I really liked as a 49er prior to the draft.

    Elflein is going to be a stud center imo. I love Hodges competitiveness (although he seems to go to the ground after every stinking catch) and Lee has the tools to be a very good all purpose LB. Love his coverage abilities.

  6. tjacks7 says: May 30, 2017 12:01 PM

    A fun fact about Sammy is that he’s never thrown a wildly inaccurate intermediate pass which caused his receiver to crack his ribs. I’m sure Jordy and Cobb would appreciate that.

  7. absodefinitely says: May 30, 2017 12:12 PM

    700levelvet says:
    May 30, 2017 11:22 AM
    And Sammie Spades continues to count his money….

    1 8
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    You talking about Bradford? Yeah, he was the last number one overall pick before the rookie wage scale and had made a lot of money off the NFL…don’t be mad at him though…the teams that gave him those contracts didn’t have to…he just took the money they offered…as we all would…

  8. whatjusthapped says: May 30, 2017 12:17 PM

    “Contracts had been delayed by a dispute regarding contract language unique to the Vikings.”

    Love to know exactly what this means in simple, 6th grade level English so even the Viking fans could understand what it means.

    My guess is the contract language is related to possibly getting cut and working out with the Edina High School team, its getting hard to tell the difference.

  9. filthymcnasty3 says: May 30, 2017 12:36 PM

    “These 3 guys don’t look half bad.”

    ~Mike Zimmer~

  10. boisestatewhodat says: May 30, 2017 12:55 PM

    Week 1:

    Saints 49
    Vikings 20

  11. bhuettl says: May 30, 2017 1:00 PM

    “tjacks7 says:
    May 30, 2017 12:01 PM
    A fun fact about Sammy is that he’s never thrown a wildly inaccurate intermediate pass which caused his receiver to crack his ribs. I’m sure Jordy and Cobb would appreciate that.”

    What? Can’t Sammy throw that far?

  12. dawoger says: May 30, 2017 1:00 PM

    That “contract language unique to the Vikings” is the provision where they pay the player with tickets on the “Love Boat” and Target store gift certificates good for cans of Spam.

  13. The Phantom Stranger says: May 30, 2017 1:01 PM

    A lot of mock drafts had the Vikings picking Elflein in the second round, so getting him in the third round was good value. He should be an immediate starter. The offensive line will need some time to gel but they’ve replaced the three worst starters and have better depth this year, so it would be hard not to see improvement.

  14. wafflestomp says: May 30, 2017 1:15 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    May 30, 2017 12:01 PM
    A fun fact about Sammy is that he’s never thrown a wildly inaccurate intermediate pass which caused his receiver to crack his ribs. I’m sure Jordy and Cobb would appreciate that.
    ——————
    Wait, how can that be……..I’ve been told over and over that Aaron Rodgers is the only player that makes the Packers as good as they are.
    You can’t have it both ways, tjacks.

    But seriously, I wonder how long it will take for Zimmer to lose these guys to the rest of the locker room.
    Sad.

  15. 250dollarnflowner says: May 30, 2017 1:28 PM

    Vikings got much better this off season no doubt about it.

  16. Frazier28/7 says: May 30, 2017 1:32 PM

    Awaiting information that these guys made a terrible decision to sign an NFL contract. The poor fools, making between $450,000-$750,000 this year.

    You can obviously make way more as a dairy farmer.
    Idiots.

  17. tjacks7 says: May 30, 2017 1:52 PM

    But seriously, I wonder how long it will take for Zimmer to lose these guys to the rest of the locker room.
    Sad.

    Ironic coming from a team that lays down in the playoffs every year but makes no effort to correct the glaring defensive, coaching or management issues. I guess they’ve accepted their fate.

  18. The Almighty Cabbage says: May 30, 2017 4:27 PM

    If by “their fate” you mean winning the division and making a deep run into the playoffs with a legitimate chance to win their 5th Super Bowl, in your shiny new McStadium, then yes; they’ve accepted it.

    Good luck in your search for head coach number 5 this century.

  19. fmc651 says: May 30, 2017 4:48 PM

    boisestatewhodat says:
    May 30, 2017 12:55 PM

    Week 1:

    Saints 49………

    Not getting 49 on the Vikings defense. I doubt you are getting a win either.

  20. lionsandvikingsandbearsohmy says: May 30, 2017 7:06 PM

    Is Laquan Treadwell still on IR? Was he? Seemed like he wasn’t even on the team last year..

  21. tremoluxman says: May 30, 2017 7:59 PM

    I knew it. The GB fanboys just couldn’t resist. Lack of impulse control is a symptom of stunted emotional growth and immaturity. Sad.

  22. fmc651 says: May 30, 2017 8:12 PM

    3 good draft picks right there in Elflein, Hodges & Lee . Skol.

  23. The Almighty Cabbage says: May 30, 2017 8:46 PM

    tremoluxman says:
    May 30, 2017 7:59 PM

    I knew it. The GB fanboys just couldn’t resist. Lack of impulse control is a symptom of stunted emotional growth and immaturity. Sad.
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    Wow. you mean you were able to predict the fact that we’d react to your little passive/aggressive missive and the other purple nonsense? You’re like a Lavender Larry Einstein!

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