The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed exclusive rights free-agent RB Matt Asiata. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Adrian Peterson owners, meet your new handcuff with Toby Gerhart now playing for the Jags.
Posted: 3/25/2014 2:04pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata is working to serve as the primary backup to RB Adrian Peterson now that RB Toby Gerhart (Jaguars) is gone. The team elected to keep the exclusive rights free agent, signing him to a one-year, $570,000 contract this month. General manager Rick Spielman said the team is looking for depth at running back, but the team hasn't displayed an urgency to address the spot the first two weeks of free agency.
Huddle Up: Let's see how the rest of the Vikes' offseason plays out, but Asiata is the odds-on favorite as the Adrian Peterson handcuff role occupied by Gerhart the past several seasons. Asiata did make some waves in the fantasy postseason a year ago with his 3 rushing TDs in Week 15 and his 115 rushing yards in Week 17.
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