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norsefan1
09-06-2009, 07:55 AM
Here at 7AM CST I have not seen the earliest returns on WHO the Vikings may assign to their Practice Squad. It is interesting to see how it works:
( Please add names to the Roster as they are posted )
*NEW ( credits here...initially I did this early on Sunday morning; my bad ) -
www.answerbag.com/articles/Practice-Squad-Rules-for-the-NFL/a466df42-0c2b-dcdb-2c8b-3e36ae62187e (http://www.answerbag.com/articles/Practice-Squad-Rules-for-the-NFL/a466df42-0c2b-dcdb-2c8b-3e36ae62187e)


Instructions
Size of the Squad
Step 1:
Currently each NFL practice squad is composed of eight players beyond the required 53-man roster.
Game Day
Step 1:
Practice squad players are not allowed to play on game day without becoming an active part of the roster prior to the game. If a player is signed to the active roster, then one of the previously existing 53 players must be cut.
Pay
Step 1:
The minimum pay for practice squad players is $5,200 per week during the season. Teams can actually pay the players more than the minimum should they so desire, although typically the practice squad members do not warrant such consideration in the eyes of the team.
Free Agents
Step 1:
All players on the practice squad are free agents and are available to be signed should another NFL team wish to sign them to their active rosters.
Limitations
Step 1:
A player may only be a member of the practice squad for two years, unless the team for which the player has been under contract with during the previous two seasons never had less than 53 players during his time on the team. A term of three weeks qualifies as a season.
Rules for the Team
Step 1:
Teams are not required to have the maximum eight players on their team. Teams are also allowed to have nine players if the ninth player is considered by the NFL to be an "international player."

** REMEMBER, even IF we sign a player to our Practice Squad; any other Team can take him IF they put him on their Active Roster.
( ala Tyler Thigpen )

ultravikingfan
09-06-2009, 09:47 AM
Did you get this from another site?
Copy/paste?

marstc09
09-06-2009, 11:28 AM
Who I would like to see. Not sure of eligibility.

QB John David Booty
DE Otis Grigsby
RB Ian Johnson
OL Drew Radovich
OL Andy Kemp
DE Martail Burnett
LB David Herron
CB Marcus McCauley

Garland Greene
09-06-2009, 12:50 PM
Practice squad signed today (http://blogs.startribune.com/vikingsblog/?p=3287#comments)

Now that the Vikings have established their 53-man roster, the team can start signing players to their eight-man practice squad at 11 a.m.

The big question will be whether quarterback John David Booty gets claimed off waivers. The Vikings likely would like to have him on their practice squad if he’s still available.

I think a lot of people also would like to see former Boise State running back Ian Johnson get signed to the practice squad. Johnson showed some potential this preseason and had his best effort Friday against Dallas.


Tight end Garrett Mills is eligible for the practice squad, but it’s a good bet that he will get claimed by somebody.

Marrdro
09-06-2009, 12:51 PM
Damn, was hoping you had the list.

Garland Greene
09-06-2009, 12:59 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


Damn, was hoping you had the list.


No Not yet but kind of surpriesed this got merged with the other one sice The first post was copied and pasted without giving credit so i assumed it was going to get locked oh well.

midgensa
09-06-2009, 01:28 PM
"Garland" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


Damn, was hoping you had the list.


No Not yet but kind of surpriesed this got merged with the other one sice The first post was copied and pasted without giving credit so i assumed it was going to get locked oh well.


I don't see why they would have to give credit for facts? I mean it would be nice to see where they got it, but it is not plagarism or anything.

The Dropper
09-06-2009, 01:42 PM
Ideally, I'd like to see Johnson, Radovich, Grigsby, and perhaps Herron signed to the squad. I really couldn't care less about the rest of the scrubs cut yesterday.

Garland Greene
09-06-2009, 01:47 PM
"midgensa" wrote:


"Garland" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


Damn, was hoping you had the list.


No Not yet but kind of surpriesed this got merged with the other one sice The first post was copied and pasted without giving credit so i assumed it was going to get locked oh well.


I don't see why they would have to give credit for facts? I mean it would be nice to see where they got it, but it is not plagarism or anything.


It is if you copy and paste it(Like this is), and not give credit for it and Webby has gotten in trouble for it. That is what plagiarism is. ;)

battleaxe4cheese
09-06-2009, 01:49 PM
Nice post. My wife just asked me how many players are on the squad and how much they get paid. Didn't know, but now I do. Thumbs up. ;)

norsefan1
09-06-2009, 04:00 PM
from first Post
*NEW ( credits here...initially I did this early on Sunday morning; my bad ) -
www.answerbag.com/articles/Practice-Squad-Rules-for-the-NFL/a466df42-0c2b-dcdb-2c8b-3e36ae62187e (http://www.answerbag.com/articles/Practice-Squad-Rules-for-the-NFL/a466df42-0c2b-dcdb-2c8b-3e36ae62187e)

+ Just a few minutes ago the Packers signed Brian Brohm to their Practice Squad.

And, NOW - http://www.rototimes.com/nfl/player.php?tqid=6581&type=news&nid=62578

Booty joining Vikes' practice squad
John David Booty has signed onto the Vikings' practice squad, according to the Twitter page of NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

Our View: It looks like the Vikes will get to hold onto all four of the quarterbacks, at least for the beginning of the season. The team may still listen to trade offers for Tarvaris Jackson, and Booty would join the active roster if any of the three QB's were injured or traded

Marrdro
09-06-2009, 04:16 PM
Thought so.
To many other QB's on the FA list right now that are better than JDB.
Wish that was the case when Thigpen was released.

Big C
09-06-2009, 04:36 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/2958/practice-squad-extravaganza-vikings

Practice squad:
- Quarterback John David Booty
- Tight End Garrett Mills
- Defensive back Colt Anderson
- Offensive tackle Chris Clark
- Tailback Ian Johnson
- Defensive tackle Tremaine Johnson
- Receiver Nick Moore
- Offensive tackle Drew Radovich

So glad we got Colt Anderson and Ian Johnson on practice squad!!!

marstc09
09-06-2009, 04:38 PM
"Big" wrote:


http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/2958/practice-squad-extravaganza-vikings

Practice squad:
- Quarterback John David Booty
- Tight End Garrett Mills
- Defensive back Colt Anderson
- Offensive tackle Chris Clark
- Tailback Ian Johnson
- Defensive tackle Tremaine Johnson
- Receiver Nick Moore
- Offensive tackle Drew Radovich

So glad we got Colt Anderson and Ian Johnson on practice squad!!!


Really confused about Grigsby and Burnett. Not sure what happened to them.

i_bleed_purple
09-06-2009, 04:39 PM
"Big" wrote:


http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/2958/practice-squad-extravaganza-vikings

Practice squad:
- Quarterback John David Booty
- Tight End Garrett Mills
- Defensive back Colt Anderson
- Offensive tackle Chris Clark
- Tailback Ian Johnson
- Defensive tackle Tremaine Johnson
- Receiver Nick Moore
- Offensive tackle Drew Radovich

So glad we got Colt Anderson and Ian Johnson on practice squad!!!

Awesome!
Glad Ian made it.

KrackerJack
09-06-2009, 04:41 PM
"Big" wrote:


http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/2958/practice-squad-extravaganza-vikings

Practice squad:
- Quarterback John David Booty
- Tight End Garrett Mills
- Defensive back Colt Anderson
- Offensive tackle Chris Clark
- Tailback Ian Johnson
- Defensive tackle Tremaine Johnson
- Receiver Nick Moore
- Offensive tackle Drew Radovich

So glad we got Colt Anderson and Ian Johnson on practice squad!!!


+1, as well as Booty and Mills.
I'm very happy we got those four.

norsefan1
09-06-2009, 05:01 PM
There are a few positions on this Team that are not REAL strong with top-flight talent ( WR, C, RG ), yet at least we have DEPTH !

If a starter goes down, maybe with the exception of RT, & C ( Cook is the back up at both ) we can be OK for a while...IMO

peterson-rox28
09-06-2009, 05:06 PM
Yes Ian Johnson made the practice squad!

norsefan1
09-06-2009, 05:08 PM
I just noticed that ex-Viking Center Melvin Fowler was cut by the Cards. 30 years old, experienced, #310 with a little more ballast than Cooper for back-up. What do you think about him?

Or others?

Where did Tremaine Johnson come in from?

Marrdro
09-06-2009, 05:12 PM
"marstc09" wrote:


"Big" wrote:


http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/2958/practice-squad-extravaganza-vikings

Practice squad:
- Quarterback John David Booty
- Tight End Garrett Mills
- Defensive back Colt Anderson
- Offensive tackle Chris Clark
- Tailback Ian Johnson
- Defensive tackle Tremaine Johnson
- Receiver Nick Moore
- Offensive tackle Drew Radovich

So glad we got Colt Anderson and Ian Johnson on practice squad!!!


Really confused about Grigsby and Burnett. Not sure what happened to them.

My guess is they both had to many active games.

Love Otis, but in all reality, he was guy they picked up off the streets that out played himself.


Colt Anderson is the one I am happiest about.
Love that cat.

Not sure why the love affair with Mills.

Overlord
09-06-2009, 05:38 PM
Just thought I'd post what happened with last year's practice squad for some perspective:

OL Brian Daniels - released in final cuts 2009
OL Tim Mattran - released by STL in final cuts 2009
WR Jaymar Johnson - on the active roster
WR Darius Reynaud - on the active roster
DL Martail Burnett - released in final cuts 2009
DL Leger Douzable - NYG active roster
CB Marcus Walker - released in final cuts 2009
RB Albert Young - on the active roster

Three of the guys are on the squad and the two receivers look like they could make meaningful contributions this year even without injuries.

jmarter
09-06-2009, 06:44 PM
I see Marcus McCauley signed with the Lions: http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/2964/no-extravaganza-but-lions-remain-active

Any of our others cuts heading somewhere?

Johnson14
09-07-2009, 03:09 PM
"i_bleed_purple" wrote:



"Big" wrote:


http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/2958/practice-squad-extravaganza-vikings

Practice squad:
- Quarterback John David Booty
- Tight End Garrett Mills
- Defensive back Colt Anderson
- Offensive tackle Chris Clark
- Tailback Ian Johnson
- Defensive tackle Tremaine Johnson
- Receiver Nick Moore
- Offensive tackle Drew Radovich

So glad we got Colt Anderson and Ian Johnson on practice squad!!!

Awesome!
Glad Ian made it.


+1

I'm also happy to see JDB there too
:)