Vikings re-sign Jamarca Sanford to two-year deal


Dec 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) and defensive back Jamarca Sanford (33) against the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Packers 37-34. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

General manager Rick Spielman said his his current emphasis is to re-sign the team’s free agents.

Spielman can cross one player off his list of things to do.

The Vikings re-signed safety Jamarca Sanford to a two-year deal, according NBC Sports. Sanford’s deal is for two-years $5 million and includes a $500,000 bonus and $500,000 roster bonus, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Sanford confirmed the news when he tweeted Tuesday suggesting that he was returning.

"“I want to thank the Minnesota Vikings organization! I’m coming back home to my #skolvikings #Godisgood,” Sanford tweeted."

Minnesota rewarded Sanford for his excellent special teams play and versatility at safety. Sanford, 27, started 13 games at safety for the team and forced a career-high four fumbles.

Sanford and Mistral Raymond figure to battle for playing time next to Harrison Smith.