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Vikings Free Agency 2012: Lorenzo Booker, Kenny Onatolu Will Hit The Open Market, According To Report

In a few hours the NFL free agent period will begin at 3 p.m. CT, and the Minnesota Vikings will have a lot of decision to make in the next few hours, days and months. However, the Vikings already have made a few decisions Tuesday announcing that running back Lorenzo Booker and linebacker Kenny Onatolu will not be tendered and will be available on the open market.

According to a report by TwinCities.com, the Vikings notified Booker's and Onatolu's camps of their plans. Booker is expected to search for a brand new team, while Minnesota is very interested in resigning Onatolu for more years but less money.

Booker's "release" comes as no surprise after a tough 2011-12 season that featured him carrying the ball just 13 times and fumbling three teams.

Meanwhile, in three season with Minnesota Onatolu has 33 tackles.

For more on the Minnesota Vikings, check out The Daily Norseman. For more on the NFL Free Agency period in general, check out the SB Nation NFL Free Agency stream.

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