Vikings sign ex-Saints defensive end Jeff Charleston

The Vikings signed defensive end Jeff Charleston on Thursday. He's entering his sixth year in the NFL, spending the past four seasons with the Saints. Charleston played in every game of the 2009 season, including the championship game in which the Saints allegedly put a bounty on Brett Favre.
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The Vikings signed defensive end Jeff Charleston on Thursday. He's entering his sixth year in the NFL, spending the past four seasons with the Saints. Charleston played in every game of the 2009 season, including the championship game in which the Saints allegedly put a bounty on Brett Favre.

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