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Updated: March 26th, 2012 8:27am
Vikings reportedly agree to deal with former Bears CB Zackary Bowman

Vikings reportedly agree to deal with former Bears CB Zackary Bowman

by Tom Pelissero
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PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Thirteen days after free agency began, the Minnesota Vikings have added a veteran cornerback.

Zackary Bowman agreed to terms with the Vikings on a one-year deal, first reported. The Chicago Sun-Times reported it's a minimum deal with no guaranteed money.

Bowman, 27, has appeared in 46 games over four NFL seasons, starting 16. His best season was in 2009, when he started 12 games and recorded six interceptions.

A fifth-round draft pick in 2008, Bowman (6-foot-1, 196 pounds) was benched in favor of Tim Jennings during a September 2010 game against Green Bay and hasn't been a full-time starter since.

But he's familiar with the Tampa-2 defense preferred by Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, and he figures to have a chance to play in a Vikings secondary that has Chris Cook and Antoine Winfield at the corners and no one else of starting caliber.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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