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Vikes' Edwards signs one-year deal for $2.5M

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.