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Vikings Free Agency 2012: Sage Rosenfels Is Back

After the Vikings released a bunch of players over the weekend, it appears that they are bringing a familiar face back to Winter Park.

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports is reporting that the Vikings and Sage Rosenfels have agreed on a new contract. The details of the deal weren't immediately available, according to Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press it's a two-year deal.

This is Rosenfels' second stint with the Vikings. He was acquired in 2009 via a trade with the Houston Texans. Rosenfels was expected to get a chance to compete with Tarvaris Jackson for the team's starting quarterback role. However, that all changed the moment that Brad Childress went and picked up Brett Favre from the airport. Rosenfels ended up never seeing any game action in 2009.

While Rosenfels isn't expected to challenge incumbent starter Christian Ponder for his job, he brings a solid veteran presence to the locker room. He has played for five different teams in his 11-year NFL career and knows a large variety of offensive schemes.

The Vikings still have question marks at a lot of positions this offseason, but quarterback shouldn't be one of them. Barring a surprising change or draft pick, it appears that Ponder, Rosenfels, and Joe Webb will be the team's three quarterbacks when they head to Mankato for training camp in August.

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