Keeping with their trend of safe free agent signings this off-season, the Minnesota Vikings inked WR Devin Aromashodu to a one-year deal on Friday. Aromashodu returns for another season in Minnesota, after racking up 468 receiving yards in 2011.
The financial terms of the deal, are not yet available, but last season Aromashodu made $685,000 on a one year deal. His new deal can’t figure to be much more than his prior, but he is coming off his best season as a pro, which may earn him a raise. Either way, the Vikings can afford him.
Prior to last season, Aromashodu’s career high was 298 receiving yards in 2009 with the Chicago Bears. In that season he only had 2 fewer catches than in 2011, but his yards per catch, were nearly 6 yards higher last season. Aromashodu’s average put in him in 24th place for YPC in the NFL last season.
This signing speaks volumes about the direction Minnesota has taken this off-season. There hasn’t been much risk taking on free agents, outside of maybe TE John Carlson, which I’m completely fine with.
It’s clear the Vikings are thinking long-term, saving their money, and getting ready to load up for the 2012 NFL Draft.
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