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Vikings not passing up Culpepper trade

 

Adam Schefter By Adam Schefter

NFL Analyst

 

(March 9, 2006) -- The Minnesota Vikings have a deal in place to trade quarterback Daunte Culpepper, team officials confirmed Thursday. The trade is imminent, with the deal expected to go through Friday, just before the start of free agency.

 

Where Culpepper is going is the biggest mystery in the league. As of now, it is not Oakland. The Raiders and Vikings spoke Thursday, but Oakland is trying to gauge whether or not it wants to try to match, or beat, the other teams' offer. It will spend Thursday night mulling its decision.

 

Daunte Culpepper couldn't get along with the new regime in Minnesota.

Daunte Culpepper couldn't get along with the new regime in Minnesota.

But the Vikings have made it clear that they have found a suitable trade partner, with suitable compensation, and now Culpepper and the Vikings each will get their wish. They will part ways, leaving on more bitter terms than wide receiver Randy Moss left Minnesota last season.

 

Culpepper could not get along with new Vikings coach Brad Childress, and the quarterback has upset various members of the organization with what they feel is his immature behavior. Their relationship, by all accounts, will end Friday. But the only ones who knows where Culpepper's next relationship will resume are the Vikings and their trading partner.

 

Teams in need of quarterbacks include Miami, New Orleans, Detroit, the New York Jets, the Baltimore Ravens and the Oakland Raiders, who still have not released Kerry Collins, even if it has been reported that they have.

 

Chances are, one of those places will be Culpepper's home this season.

This sure would fill a need for the Jets. Clearly the Jets are lacking a high-priced QB with question marks coming off a catastrophic injury.

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So what's going on now?

Adam Shefter reported it was narrowed down to three teams: Raiders, Jets, Dolphins. Then, 15 minutes later, he said the Jets had little to no interest in Culpepper. Nothing else new.

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Adam Shefter reported it was narrowed down to three teams: Raiders, Jets, Dolphins. Then, 15 minutes later, he said the Jets had little to no interest in Culpepper. Nothing else new.

I would have been shocked if the Jets were interested in Daunte anyway. Maybe the Raiders will give the Vikings another 1st rounder.

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I would have been shocked if the Jets were interested in Daunte anyway. Maybe the Raiders will give the Vikings another 1st rounder.

As far as Jets rumors go, Patrick Ramsey is very close to becoming a Jet for a 5th round pick.

 

As far as Culpepper goes, the pick would be a conditional one:

 

Vikings | More about potential Culpepper trade

Thu, 9 Mar 2006 20:58:31 -0800

 

Don Seeholzer and Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, report the Minnesota Vikings would gain an additional $2.3 million in salary cap space by trading QB Daunte Culpepper. In addition, if he is traded soon, Culpepper's $6 million roster bonus would be paid by his new club. Given Culpepper's knee injury, the return on Culpepper could be minimal for the Vikings. The source said teams would not part with a first-round pick and that a conditional pick was expected. According to FOXSports.com, if the Vikings can't trade him before that bonus is due, they intend to ask him to push the date back in order to continue to work toward a trade. Pat Kirwan, a senior analyst for NFL.com, said because of Culpepper's uncertain physical status, any trade likely will involve future conditional draft choices. "This would be a sliding scale that I've run past a few general managers that are not in the market for Culpepper," Kirwan said. "The draft picks are for 2007. If you trade for the guy and he never plays, the compensation is zero. If he plays eight or less games, the compensation is a second-round pick. If he plays nine or more games, the compensation is a first-round pick. If he throws for 3,000 yards, then it's a first and a third. And if he makes the Pro Bowl next year, it's two first-round picks."

HAAAAAAAAAAAA. No thanks.
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As far as Jets rumors go, Patrick Ramsey is very close to becoming a Jet for a 5th round pick.

 

As far as Culpepper goes, the pick would be a conditional one:

 

HAAAAAAAAAAAA. No thanks.

That is a shit deal. :doh:

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