EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards has signed his contract tender.
Edwards was given a first-round-level tender worth $2.5 million for one year, but he waited three months to sign it. Edwards has ex-pressed frustration about losing unrestricted status in free agency, when the final year of the collective bargaining agreement began without a new deal.
The Vikings also signed fifth-round draft pick Nate Triplett, a linebacker from Minnesota.
They waived center Eddie Adamski, tackle Matt Hanson, running back James Johnson, wide receiver Aaron Rhea, cornerback Angelo Williams and tackle Marlon Winn.