BREAKING: #Vikings have agreed to a multiyear contract with Phil Loadholt.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 12, 2013
We had him listed as the No. 27 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
Pelissero adds that it remains unclear whether or not they’ll be able to finalize deal before the start of free agency.
There was some talk that the Vikings may consider franchising him, but with a very deep tackle market, it probably makes sense for them to stick to their price and hope that they can compete for his services in the coming days.
Loadholt, 27, is coming off of a very solid season for Minnesota and comes in as our No. 27 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.