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More than money figures into contract choices

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The Vikings will have decisions to make in free agency and with some of their own players that aren't scheduled to be free agents. It's a balancing act between money, productivity, longevity and leadership.

As the Vikings begin to evaluate their free agents and those from other teams, their assessments go well beyond the simple statistical lines. The biggest names in the business aren't always the best fits. Schemes play a factor – a 3-4 linebacker won't do much good for the Vikings, and they need their cornerbacks to be physical and willing tacklers – and the coaching staff is always asked to...

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