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Edwards signs tender; Triplett signs; 6 released

Note: Apologies to Nate Triplett, who I called Mike on this post originally. The  mistake has been fixed and now I'm going to return to studying the Vikings roster and getting all the first names correct.

Update: Triplett signed a four-year contract with the Vikings.

Defensive end Ray Edwards signed his one-year, $2.521 million tender offer with the Vikings on Monday morning, according to the team's website.

Edwards had skipped the Vikings offseason program, including this past weekend's minicamp, in part because he was unhappy that the Collective Bargaining Agreement did not allow him to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2009 season. Because of language in the CBA, Edwards' four years of service in the NFL only made him a restricted free agent. 

However, NFL sources made it clear Edwards would not continue his boycott past this Tuesday (June 15). That was a key date because if he did not sign the offer by that time the Vikings could have dropped the tender to 110 percent of Edwards' 2009 base salary. That would mean his salary for 2010 could have been reduced to $1.1 million.

Although Edwards isn't happy with his situation and could end up leaving as a free agent after next season (depending on what happens with the CBA), there are no indications the Vikings are attempting to shop him.

While the weekend' minicamp was mandatory, Edwards could not be fined for missing because technically he was not under contract to the Vikings. That is no longer the case. If you're unfamiliar with Edwards' situation, here is a synopsis.

The Vikings also announced they have signed fifth-round pick Nate Triplett, a linebacker who played for the Gophers. Triplett is the second of the Vikings' eight picks from this year's draft to sign. The team previously had agreed to terms with seventh-round fullback Ryan D'Imperio.

Also Monday, the Vikings waived six undrafted free agents: center Eddie Adamski; offensive tackle Matt Hanson; running back James Johnson; wide receiver Aaron Rhea (injured); cornerback Angelo Williams; and offensive tackle Marlon Winn. All but Johnson were rookies.

On another note, we've heard that Vikings cornerback Chris Cook sat out the majority of the minicamp after he tweaked his hamstring. Coach Brad Childress said Sunday that Cook would be fine. The move probably was more precautionary than anything.

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