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Updated: March 12th, 2012 2:09pm
Another chance: Sage Rosenfels reportedly agrees to terms with Vikings

Another chance: Sage Rosenfels reportedly agrees to terms with Vikings

by Tom Pelissero
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Sage Rosenfels apparently will get yet another chance with the Minnesota Vikings.

The veteran quarterback has agreed to re-sign with the Vikings, reported on Monday afternoon. The Associated Press reported later it's a two-year deal.

Rosenfels, 34, is entering his 12th NFL season. He presumably will serve as a mentor to starting quarterback Christian Ponder and perhaps compete for the No. 2 job with Joe Webb, whom the Vikings plan to work exclusively at quarterback this year.

Signed to a three-year, $10 million contract with the Vikings in February 2009 with the expectation he'd compete for the starting job, Rosenfels was bumped to third string when the Vikings lured Brett Favre out of retirement.

The Vikings traded Rosenfels to the New York Giants for a fifth-round draft pick on cutdown day in September 2010 after then-coach Brad Childress again chose Tarvaris Jackson as Favre's top backup.

The Giants placed Rosenfels on injured reserve in September because of illness and a back injury. He later ended up with the Miami Dolphins, who placed him on the non-football injury list with a blood disorder and then cut him in December. The Vikings then claimed Rosenfels -- long a favorite of general manager Rick Spielman -- off waivers a day after they cut Donovan McNabb.

Rosenfels hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2008, the last of his three seasons with the Houston Texans. He did not immediately return a text message on Monday.

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