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Report: Vikings not expected to franchise tag Case Keenum

By Matthew Coller

After leading the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship, Case Keenum could be looking for a new home in 2018.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport is reporting that the Vikings are not expected to franchise tag Keenum. That means he will hit the free agent market on March 14 unless the Vikings sign him to a long-term contract extension.

The #Vikings are not expected to franchise tag QB Case Keenum and he’s slated to hit free agency, per sources with knowledge of the team’s thinking. Barring a change of heart, Minnesota joins the fray for a starting QB… and will make these next few weeks fascinating.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 26, 2018

The Vikings have until March 6 to make a decision on the franchise tag. They went 12-3 in games that Keenum played in 2017. He took over following an injury to starter Sam Bradford and threw for 3,457 yards, completed 67 percent of his passes and ended the year with a 98.3 quarterback rating,

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The post Report: Vikings not expected to franchise tag Case Keenum appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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