It looks like the Ravens will have DT Haloti Ngata when they travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings on Sunday.
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We’ve seen the numbers grow in recent years, but since the merger in 1970, we’ve never seen as many rookie offensive linemen start in Week 1 like we did this past week.
Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Adrian Peterson, Brad Childress, Jasper Brinkley, Minnesota Vikings, Percy Harvin, Phil Loadholt, Sage Rosenfels, Sidney Rice, Tarvaris Jackson
NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche was in Mankato, Minn., checking out Vikings training camp. Wyche says Minnesota’s QB situation — even without Brett Favre in the mix — is still intriguing. Tarvaris Jackson returned to the practice field for the first time since spraining his left knee, and Sage Rosenfels looked comfortable at the helm of the first-team offense.
Linebacker Rey Maualuga, a second-round draft pick by the Cincinnati Bengals, has agreed to a four-year deal, according to a source. Also Wednesday, the Vikings signed offensive tackle Phil Loadholt to a four-year deal.
It’s always a snap judgment to immediately evaluate the success of a team’s draft. With that disclaimer aside, it’s easy to see that several teams exited the first day of the draft with several potential starters. Among those are the Minnesota Vikings.
Prospects worked out indoors on FieldTurf in front of 50 scouts at the University of Oklahoma. Vikings coach Brad Childress and vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman, Lions offensive line coach Pat Morris, Bills offensive line coach Sean Kugler and Dolphins offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo were among those in attendance to see the players.