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2020 NFL Power Rankings – 1-32 poll, plus where each team stands after free agency

[ad_1] 7:05 AM ETNFL NationESPN Millions have been spent and the landscape of the NFL has been significantly altered due to the initial free-agency blitz. But while there are obvious storylines (Tom Brady) that have been written and a few more to go (Jadeveon Clowney), now is a good time to take the temperature of each NFL team.Therefore, we've asked our NFL Nation writers to describe in three words where
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Former Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes to sign with Colts

[ad_1] Former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro cornerback Xavier Rhodes is signing a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, his agency, Shah Sports Group, told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Thursday.The Colts had a vacancy in their secondary after releasing starting cornerback Pierre Desir earlier this week.Rhodes became a free agent when he was released by the Vikings to free up room under the salary cap. He carried a $12.9 million cap hit
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Inside 2020 NFL free-agent contract numbers

[ad_1] You hear a lot of numbers thrown around during NFL free agency, but they don't always reflect reality. That five-year, $70 million deal you heard about might turn out to really be a three-year deal that the team can escape after just two.That doesn't make it a bad deal, by any stretch. It just serves as a window into the way the NFL's economic system works. Very rarely does
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Source — Vikings, WR Tajae Sharpe reach 1-year deal

[ad_1] Free agent receiver Tajae Sharpe has agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.Sharpe, 25, had 25 receptions for 399 yards and a career-high four touchdowns last season, his fourth with the Tennessee Titans.The Vikings were in need of a No. 2 receiver to pair alongside Adam Thielen after the team traded Stefon Diggs and a draft pick to the Buffalo
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18 star NFL quarterbacks in strange uniforms

[ad_1] 9:05 AM ETESPN staffArguably the greatest 49er of all time finished his career with the Chiefs."Broadway Joe" ended up about as far off Broadway at the end of his NFL days as he could.It's incongruous to see quarterbacks who have longtime associations with one team, including winning Super Bowls, play out their final seasons elsewhere. But it has happened a number of times.It perhaps has never been as prevalent
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Veteran DE Everson Griffen says goodbye to Vikings, fans

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings are losing another key member of their defense to free agency.Defensive end Everson Griffen, who spent 10 seasons in Minnesota after being drafted by the franchise in the fourth round in 2010, said goodbye to the state and Vikings fans Friday via a post from his Instagram account."While it is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye, I leave Minnesota in the best
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Kicker Dan Bailey agrees to re-sign with Minnesota Vikings

[ad_1] Minnesota Vikings kicker Dan Bailey agreed on Thursday to re-sign with the team.The team did not announced the terms of the contract.Bailey, who turned 32 in January, completed his second season with the Vikings in 2019. He made 27 of his 29 field goal attempts (93.1%) and was 40-of-44 (90.9%) on point-after attempts.The Vikings signed him in September of the 2018 season to replace struggling kicker Daniel Carlson, who
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Source — Bengals agree to deal with CB Mackensie Alexander

[ad_1] The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander on Thursday, a source told ESPN, confirming a report by NFL Network.Alexander is the second former Vikings cornerback to agree to join the Bengals after Trae Waynes agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract, per ESPN and NFL Network.The Vikings will now have to replace their top three cornerbacks after also
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Ex-Ravens NT Michael Pierce agrees to join Vikings

[ad_1] Former Ravens nose tackle Michael Pierce is joining the Vikings, he confirmed on social media.The deal is for 3 years and $27 million, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson.Piece is expected to fill the void left by nose tackle Linval Joseph, who was released Friday to free up $10.55 million in cap space for Minnesota.In a statement from the team, general manager Rick Spielman left the door open for
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Source — Michael Pierce close to deal with Vikings

[ad_1] Free-agent nose tackle Michael Pierce is close to agreeing to a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Wednesday.Pierce, 27, went from being an undrafted rookie from Samford in 2016 to one of the top young run-stuffers in the league with the Baltimore Ravens. His 151 tackles in that span are the third most among defensive tackles in the AFC North.The 345-pounder was