The Minnesota Vikings and offensive guard Charlie Johnson were able to come to an agreement on a two year, $5 million deal according to Darren Wolfson on Twitter.
Left guard Charlie Johnson back to #Vikings is done, per source. 2-year deal. Told $2.5M/year.
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) March 15, 2014
Johnson was drafted in the sixth round by the Indianapolis Colts back in 2006 and has started 101 games in his career. Charlie isn’t guaranteed to become a starter for this offensive line in Minnesota, but he could end up winning a job since he’s able to play on both sides of the line.
Not only has he played guard in his career, but he’s also spent a little bit of time playing tackle. Minnesota should be looking to add a big piece to this offensive line during the first couple rounds of the draft.
This move gives them the veteran presence that they need in case whoever they pick up fails to show them that they’re able to handle the workload. I’m sure Charlie Johnson has his fingers crossed right now.
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