EDEN PRAIRIE — The Vikings’ offensive line rebuild is complete. Free-agent tackle Andre Smith agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday, joining guard Alex Boone as new additions to a unit that surrendered 45 sacks last season. Smith announced the deal on Twitter; a source said it’s worth $3.5 million, and as much as $1 million more in incentives.
EDEN PRAIRIE — A day after Mike Wallace blasted former Vikings teammate Teddy Bridgewater, CBS analyst Rich Gannon called the receiver’s comments “laughable” and said he needs to take a look at himself. Wallace, released by the Vikings last week after an unproductive season, signed Tuesday with the Baltimore Ravens and then took a shot at Bridgewater, the Vikings’ second-year quarterback. Wallace said he needs “a good quarterback … that is proven and can get things done,” and said Baltimore’s Joe Flacco fits that bill.
EDEN PRAIRIE — Cornerback Terence Newman is ready to be the NFL’s oldest defensive player. A source confirmed Tuesday that Newman, who turns 38 in September, has agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with the Vikings.
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MINNEAPOLIS — Free agent Andre Smith arrived in Minnesota on Sunday for a visit and declared himself a “dominant lineman” who could help the Vikings. The Vikings are looking for a possible starter at right tackle. Smith, who played the past seven years with Cincinnati, said he could fill the bill.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings’ offensive line had a motto last season of “Keep Teddy Clean.’’ It didn’t always work out.
MINNAPOLIS — Defensive end Justin Trattou agreed Saturday to return to the Vikings on a one-year contract. Trattou will be back for his fourth season with the team and sixth overall NFL year. Bothered by a foot injury for much of 2015, he played in just five games, but did have two interceptions.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — At quarter to nine on a sleepy Sunday morning, Twins first-base coach Butch Davis stands in short right field with half-dozen fresh tennis balls by his feet and a racquetball racquet in his right hand. Lined up maybe 50 feet away are four Twins outfielders who have been summoned for extra work on a back field: Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Oswaldo Arcia and minor-league prospect Adam Brett Walker II. Their gloves remain inside the clubhouse.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings were interested in bringing Mike Wallace back for significantly less than the $11.5 million he was scheduled to be paid this fall. When the receiver balked, Minnesota released him. Acquired last March from Miami, Wallace had the least productive season of his career in 2015, catching 39 passes for 473 yards.