Vikings resign two of their own 20 Mar 14

Eden Prairie, MN (March 19, 2014) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced the following roster moves:

 

Re-signed

PLAYER                      POS.                 EXP.                  COLLEGE

Fred Evans…………………. DT………………….. 8……………. Texas State

Charlie Johnson……………. G………………….. 9……… Oklahoma State

 

 

Fred Evans has appeared in 94 contests with the Vikings during his 6 seasons with the club, including 6 starts. In 2013, Evans started 3-of-14 games he appeared in, recording 21 tackles and a career-best 4 passes defensed. He recorded the first forced fumble of his career at Seattle (11/17/13). In 2012 he posted a career best 2.0 sacks while appearing in all 16 games. In his 7-year NFL career, he has recorded 114 tackles, 3.0 sacks and 16 tackles for loss. Evans entered the NFL with the Miami Dolphins as a 7th-round draft pick (207th overall) in 2006.

 

Charlie Johnson originally signed with the Minnesota Vikings on August 1, 2011. Johnson, a 9-year veteran, has started all 47 games he has appeared in with the Vikings over the past 3 seasons. In 2013, he made 15 starts for an offensive line that helped the Vikings rushing attack lead the NFL with 23 rushing touchdowns. Johnson started all 16 games during the 2012 season, helping RB Adrian Peterson rush for 2,097 yards, the 2nd-most in NFL history while earning MVP honors. Johnson, a 6th-round pick (199th overall) by the Indianapolis Colts in 2006, has started 101-of-120 career games.