Eric Wilson signs Vikings RFA tender

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The deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets with other teams passed last month, so we knew linebacker Eric Wilson wouldn’t be leaving the Vikings as a free agent.

He still had to sign his tender in order to officially be back with the team, however. Wilson took care of that on Friday.

The Vikings announced Wilson signed the tender. He was tendered at the second-round level, so he’ll make a salary of $3.259 million.

Wilson signed as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and has played in every game for the Vikings over the last three years. He started six times last season and ended the year with 62 tackles and three sacks.

9 responses to “Eric Wilson signs Vikings RFA tender

  1. Wilson is solid backup, welcome back – hope longterm next week. Spielman is exceptional at journeymen and standouts, long term starters, not so much. The Wilsons of the world matter though…like the dude.

  2. Codylaws says:
    May 8, 2020 at 5:42 pm
    Even a back up he’s still better than Packers starters.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Name them.

  3. Someone actually wanted to sign with the Vikings?

    I’m picturing the Godfather story with Vito Corleone and the band leader.

  4. Even a back up he’s still better than Packers starters.
    —–
    Too bad the head to head games we played last year don’t back up your talk in any way.

  5. stellarperformance says:
    May 8, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    You name them, Gute was busy drafted backups instead of replacing ILB’s like that slug Martinez the packers leading tackler.

    Wilson is a solid back up ST player that when given a chance last year made some plays.

  6. Even a back up he’s still better than Packers starters.
    —–
    Too bad the head to head games we played last year don’t back up your talk in any way.

    stellarperformance says:
    May 8, 2020 at 6:19 pm
    Codylaws says:
    May 8, 2020 at 5:42 pm
    Even a back up he’s still better than Packers starters.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Name them.

    They have no names.

  7. fmc651 says:
    May 9, 2020 at 12:04 pm
    You name them, Gute was busy drafted backups instead of replacing ILB’s like that slug Martinez the packers leading tackler. Wilson is a solid back up ST player that when given a chance last year made some plays.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Who said he wasn’t? You’re the ones picking unnecessary fights, not me.

  8. He’s been a great rotational player and could still improve. He seems like he still has potential to get better.

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