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Vikings keep Phil Loadholt with multi-year deal

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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 23: Phil Loadholt #71 and Michael Jenkins #84 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrate late in the fourth quarter during the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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After trading their best wide receiver and cutting their best cornerback, the Vikings kept one of the top run-blockers.

According to Tom Pelissero of, the Vikings agreed to a multi-year deal with right tackle Phil Laodholt moments before the start of free agency.

The Bears showed interest during the process, but the Vikings made progress today which resulted in the deal.