Grigsby returns

March 31st, 2009 – 8:34 AM by Judd Zulgad

The Vikings have re-signed backup defensive end Otis Grigsby to a one-year deal.

Grigsby was a restricted free agent after this past season and the Vikings did not extend him an offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. Grigsby got his only start of the 2008 season in Week 4 against Tennessee in place of the injured Ray Edwards, but after being active for the first six games he was in uniform for only two more regular-season games. Grigsby did dress for the Vikings’ playoff game against the Eagles.

Grigsby was one of five restricted free agents. A look at what has happened to the other four.

  • DT Fred Evans, received second-round tender ($1.545 million) from the Vikings. Coach Brad Childress said Monday he did not know if Evans had yet signed the tender but expects the defensive tackle to take part in the offseason program. That means Evans will sign the tender very soon, if he hasn’t already. 
  • CB Charles Gordon, re-signed to one-year contract.
  • DE Jayme Mitchell, re-signed to two-year contract.
  • FB Naufahu Tahi, signed a one-year, $1.4 million offer sheet with Cincinnati; the Vikings matched.


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