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Packers prefer compensatory picks over unrestricted free agents

Packers General Manager Ted Thompson has a formula for building his team, and he’s sticking with it.

Thompson believes in building through the draft, not free agency, and that includes acquiring more draft picks by declining to sign unrestricted free agents. 326 more words

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Vikings Re-Sign WR Jerome Simpson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed receiver Jerome Simpson.

The team announced the move on Friday. Simpson bounced back from an injury plagued first season in Minnesota in 2012 with a solid season last year. 89 more words


Spielman's Strategy May Work

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman hinted that he plans to let other teams set the market when NFL free agency opens March 11th.

Spielman’s reasoning is logical; it is more beneficial to pick up four or five mid-level free agents at “fair market value” and fill multiple team needs, rather than “use your lump sum” to sign one big-name talent. 465 more words