Vikes sign Edwards, Triplett to deals

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards has signed his

contract tender.

The Vikings announced the signing of the restricted free agent

on their website Monday.

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

expressed frustration about losing unrestricted status in free

agency, when the final year of the collective bargaining agreement

began without a new deal in place.

The Vikings also signed fifth-round draft pick Nate Triplett, a

linebacker from Minnesota.

They pared their roster by waiving six rookies: center Eddie

Adamski, tackle Matt Hanson, running back James Johnson, wide

receiver Aaron Rhea, cornerback Angelo Williams and tackle Marlon