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Updated: February 28th, 2014 12:18pm
The MMQB ranks top-50 free agents, says Vikings 'best fit' for No. 4

The MMQB ranks top-50 free agents, says Vikings 'best fit' for No. 4

by Derek Wetmore
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With NFL free agency fewer than two weeks away, The MMQB compiled a list of the top-50 free agents.

Writer Greg Bedard also posted a "best fit," where he speculates where he speculates where these free agents might land, once free agency opens March 11.

Two players are seen as the "best fit" for the Vikings, both defensive lineman: Everson Griffen and Michael Johnson.

Future unrestricted free agent Everson Griffen (age 26) checks in at No. 32, and Bedard says he'll likely end up back with the Vikings.

Bedard on Griffen:

Had to sit behind Jared Allen and Brian Robison with the Vikings, but the 6-3, 273-pound Griffen is no secret. He can play anywhere up front, including as a standup OLB. Best fit: Vikings. With Jared Allen likely gone, Vikings need to retain Griffen.

Griffen is the only future unrestricted free agent from the Vikings to make the list.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson (age 27) is No. 4 on the list, and Bedard says new Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer gives Minnesota the edge to land Johnson.

Bedard on Johnson:

The franchise kept him off the market last season. Likely won't happen again. He's a physical freak at 6-7 and 260 pounds and tough against the run, but could improve as pass-rusher. Best fit: Vikings. New coach Mike Zimmer gives them an edge.

Do you agree with signing those two players? Are there others Bedard left off the list?

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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