The Vikings retained a second free agent on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with receiver Chad Beebe on a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum, according to a league source.
Beebe, the fourth-year receiver, was among the three restricted free agents the Vikings decided not to tender an offer, which would've been worth a minimum of $2.1 million. He became an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday afternoon at the start of the league year, and the Vikings re-signed him for the $920,000 minimum salary.
During his first healthy NFL season, Beebe caught 20 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns while appearing in 14 games in 2020. The former Northern Illinois product dealt with hamstring and ankle injuries in his first two seasons.
The Vikings also did not submit restricted free agent tenders for defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo or running back Mike Boone, making them unrestricted free agents.
Boone on Wednesday evening agreed to a two-year deal with $2.6 million guaranteed to sign with the Broncos, according to a league source. The Vikings' former No. 3 running back will follow ex-Vikings assistant GM George Paton, who is now the Broncos general manager.
Odenigbo, who led the Vikings defensive line with 697 snaps last year, agreed to a one-year deal with the Giants on Wednesday evening, according to his agency.
Eleven Vikings players remain unsigned with the start of free agency: safety Anthony Harris, linebacker Eric Wilson, running back Ameer Abdullah, quarterback Sean Mannion, guard Dakota Dozier, center Brett Jones, defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson, linebackers Todd Davis and Hardy Nickerson Jr., safety George Iloka and cornerback Chris Jones.