Updated 4/12/06: Also check out my 2006 Vikings Draft Guide and my constantly updated 2006 NFL Draft Prospect Videos page.
For local coverage, in addition to the Star Tribune’s Vikings section and the Pioneer Press’ Vikings page, you’ll want to check Viking Update and KFAN’s Vikings section–you can also listen to the team’s flagship radio station live online.
The Vikings themselves have a news section on their site that includes an audio page where they post clips of news conferences.
Probably the most useful free agency tool is Scout.com’s Free Agency tracker; it allows you to sort NFL free agents by position, lists what type of free agent they are, gives vital statistics, their current team, and ranks them according to talent. I do, however, take their rankings with a grain of salt. You gotta wonder how they figure Vikings cornerback Brian Williams merits only three stars.
The next best place for free agency information is the NFL’s own web site. And it’s not just a fanboy site. They’ll run negative as well as positive stories in thier news section and they’ve got daily video as well.
ESPN.com should be, of course, a staple of your free agent news diet. I love their NFL Wire page for up-to-date football news but they also have a helpful transactions section and a video player.
Pro Football Weekly also has a free agent tracker to go along with their extensive coverage.
MSNBC provides in-depth coverage of NFL news.
Fox Sports does a great job in general and the NFL is no exception. They have a free agency section and you can also watch their sports video.
Sports Illustrated offers great NFL coverage, of course. They have a transactions page and even a Vikings transactions page.
CBS Sportsline’s NFL section includes a transactions page as well as video.
The Sporting News’ NFL coverage includes great columnists and depth charts so you can get an idea of team needs.
For rumors, of course, keep an eye on ProFootballTalk.com.
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