Dalvin Tomlinson agrees to deal with Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings are signing former New York Giants defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson, his agency announced on Monday night.

Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Tomlison’s deal with the Vikings is a two-year contract worth up to $22 million. The contract includes $16 million fully guaranteed with a $15 million signing bonus.

A former second-round pick of the Giants in 2017, Tomlinson appeared in every game during his four-year stint with the team. He posted back-to-back seasons with 49 total tackles and 3.5 sacks over the previous two seasons.

Tomlinson has played multiple spots along the defensive line in New York, which will give the Vikings options on how to best deploy him in their scheme.

17 responses to “Dalvin Tomlinson agrees to deal with Vikings

  1. Nice signing. Vikings D line is shaping up. If Pierce plays and Danielle is healthy, this line could make the young corners look pretty good, pretty quick.

  2. Last time we got Linval and it worked out pretty great for us. Here’s to another good obscure DT find from the giants!

  3. Not good news for the Giants even tho it would have been hard to pay that much. Vikings steal another DL from NYG.

  4. Not a bad signing for the run defense, but it doesn’t do anything for the interior pass rush. Follow that with the news that Hunter is unhappy with his contract, even if he can come back from a serious neck injury, and the pass rush is still left wanting. Hendrickson would’ve been a better signing. In addition, the offensive line could’ve really used someone like Zeitler. They will have a tough decision to make in the 1st round, try to help their perpetually weak oline with someone like Darrisaw if he is still available, or try to help their pass rush with someone like Paye or Rousseau. Should be interesting. I don’t see the Vikings making up ground on Green Bay however.

  5. Big money for a NT who can be suitably replaced at a significantly lower number. No knock on Dalvin who’s a solid citizen and good contributor but $22m for two years for a run-stopper? Giants wisely move on to deploy assets in other areas.

  6. Last year their only splash was signing Michael Pierce. This year their answer, with extremely limited cap space, is essentially signing Michael Pierce again. Good player, but somewhat of a head scratcher in regards to the proverbial bang for your very limited buck.

  7. It seems like the Giants do a good job of developing defensive lineman. At least developing the young ones to the point where they’re really ready to contribute. It seems like every year someone signs a giants DT. Let’s hope this guy follows in the same direction as Linval.

  8. Zimmer must have really liked what he saw in his young corners….. it looks like he is wanting to commit to stopping the run with his front four and making teams beat them throwing it. The best defense we have seen from the Vikings in recent memory had the Williams wall in the middle (and Kevin wasn’t much of a pass rusher late in his career) so I guess we will wait and see if this works. The fact that Stephen hasn’t been cut yet makes it that much more interesting. Theoretically it should allow the ends to play wider which would benefit both the outside contain against the run game and angles for the pass rush, as well as opening up more space for blitzers to move through. This is definitely not what I was expecting, but i can see how it might work.

  9. I wonder how Hunter will react to this. I like the short term deal to provide cap flexibility. Must mean they are going o-line in the draft.

  10. Very very sorry to see Tomlinson go. We should have sign him and let Williams walk. Good luck with the Vikings Dalvin …..

  11. Did they check with Danielle Hunter about this first?
    How is this team going to be able to make him the highest paid defensive player in the NFL when they’re wasting valuable coin on this guy.

  12. guitarfreak21 says:
    March 15, 2021 at 11:53 pm
    Last time we got Linval and it worked out pretty great for us. Here’s to another good obscure DT find from the giants!

    Linval was a monster, but a luxury we couldn’t afford with JPP, Tuck, and Osi still in the fray. Dalvin is not on that level, but a solid player nonetheless.

  13. lonewizard says:
    March 16, 2021 at 2:09 pm
    Very very sorry to see Tomlinson go. We should have sign him and let Williams walk. Good luck with the Vikings Dalvin …..

    Dalvin is a good player. Williams is a game wrecker. It was an easy decision for the Giants.

  14. Spielman is good at plucking players in lower visibility positions and overpaying them than other GMs. Fortunately the Wilfs don’t hold him accountable for his crappy draft picks.

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