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Report: Bengals sign fullback Naufahu Tahi to one-year deal; Vikings have seven days to match

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UPDATE: The Pioneer Press picked up the story.

Minnesota Vikings fullback Naufahu Tahi may be returning to where he started his NFL career. The Cincinnati Bengals have signed Tahi to a $1.4 million offer sheet, giving the Vikings seven days to match. Because the Bengals signed him to the lowest tender, and Tahi was undrafted, the Vikings would not receive any draft-pick compensation from the Bengals if they don't match the deal.

The Vikings offered Tahi the lowest tender at the end of February.

On his blog, Lance McAlister has "been told", that the Bengals signed fullback Naufahu Tahi to a one-year, $1.4 million offer sheet. Since Tahi is a restricted free agent, the Vikings will have seven days to match the offer.

Since Jeremi Johnson's departure, the Bengals have been without a true fullback, banking on converted tight ends to perform as h-backs in shotgun and I-formation. The Bengals acquiring a fullback in the draft was considered, provided they didn't find someone in free agency.