Vikings going to match Bengals offer for Tahi

The Minnesota Vikings decided to match the Bengals offer to keep fullback Naufahu Tahi, writes Geoff Hobson.

As expected, the Vikings on Friday matched the Bengals one-year, $1.4 million offer for fullback Naufahu Tahi, according to agent David Lee. The Bengals are still looking at restricted free agent John Kuhn of the Packers, but it's looking more and more like a draft pick is going to be devoted to a fullback.

"It's not really a surprise," Lee said Friday morning. "We thought Cincinnati was a good fit for him. It's why he chose to sign there. It was probably the best thing for him to have two teams wanting to sign him."

The Vikings matched with about five hours left in the seven-day window that teams have to move on their restricted free agents. Minnesota had tendered Tahi at the minimum $1 million for '09, but now he gets $500,000 to sign and a $900,000 salary.

My guess. The Bengals draft a fullback -- which means they'll probably sign a free agent fullback.

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