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Vikings re-sign backup linebacker Marvin Mitchell to one-year contract

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Another one of the Minnesota Vikings' free agents will be back.

Reserve linebacker Marvin Mitchell has agreed to another one-year deal, an NFL source confirmed on Tuesday. No financial terms were immediately available.

The Pioneer Press first reported the deal.

Mitchell, 28, joined the Vikings as an unrestricted free agent last year after four seasons with New Orleans (2007 to '10) and one with Miami (2011). He battled injuries and appeared in 11 games, including two at weakside linebacker in place of an injured Erin Henderson.

He is the seventh of the Vikings' 10 unrestricted free agents to re-sign with the team. Right tackle Phil Loadholt, fullback Jerome Felton, safety Jamarca Sanford, receiver Jerome Simpson, linebacker Erin Henderson and offensive lineman Joe Berger all re-signed on March 12.

Linebacker Jasper Brinkley left for a two-year deal with Arizona and offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz signed a one-year deal with Kansas City. Receiver Devin Aromashodu remains unsigned.

Prior to the Mitchell signing, the Vikings were about $5.117 million under the adjusted salary cap.

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