Minnesota Vikings Sign Former Packer Michael Montgomery, Tye Hill Next?

March 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Vikings announced their agreement with Michael Montgomery (pictured) to a one-year, $630,000 free-agent contract, according to a report Tuesday by Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune .
The sixth-round pick out of Texas A&M in 2005 had six or seven suitors according to his agent, Blake Baratz. His reasons were mixed between his best shot at a Super Bowl and likely also due to playing in the same division as Green Bay.
"It was really important for Mike and I to get him back to a 4-3 scheme, and he really fits schematically with what the Vikings do," Baratz said, according to the Star Tribune .
There were other offers that surpassed the Vikings, though they were denied since they came from teams featuring a 3-4 scheme.
After his best season in 2008 (with 2.5 sacks in 14 games), the 26-year-old had trouble with injuries and the adjustment to the 3-4 scheme that Packer defensive coordinator Dom Capers implemented at the beginning of ...

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