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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Detmer signing official

In need of quarterback insurance, with starter Tarvaris Jackson and Kelly Holcomb recovering from a concussion and neck injury, respectively, the Vikings signed Koy Detmer following an afternoon workout.

Cornerback Ronyell Whitaker was released to make room for Detmer on the roster.

Detmer, 34, is a veteran of 10 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, including seven in which Vikings coach Brad Childress was an Eagles assistant.

Detmer started eight games during his time with the Eagles, serving primarily as Donovan McNabb's backup and as holder on field goals and extra points.

In 103 NFL games, he has thrown 10 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions.

The Vikings signed Detmer over Chris Weinke, who also was given a workout today.

Note: In addition to the two quarterbacks, the Vikings gave tryouts to wide receivers Justin Surrency and Brent Little.


Blogger mark said...

Are there any other teams other than the Eagles in which to pick up quarterbacks. Why not make a move for McNabb?

5:04 PM  
Blogger Don Seeholzer said...

We've already passed the NFL trading deadline for this season.

So, unless Donovan McNabb is released, any move for him will have to wait until the offseason.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Northstardomus said...

Well, he'll know the offense the best. It was probably the right move for a quick fix. I am getting tired of the old Eagles rejects though...

5:44 PM  
Blogger Andrew E. said...

Other than this year's draft class, is there a player on the roster who is involved in the passing game that coudln't be described as a bust or a reject?

11:02 AM  

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