EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Quarterback Gus Frerotte agreed to terms on a contract Wednesday with Minnesota, ending the Vikings' search for a veteran backup to Daunte Culpepper.
Frerotte, 31, joins his fifth team and enters his 10th NFL season with 80 games and 62 starts to his credit. He spent last year with Cincinnati, completing 44 of 85 passes (51.8 percent) for 437 yards, a touchdown and five interceptions in four games.
Frerotte replaces Todd Bouman, who was traded to New Orleans for a sixth-round draft pick. Vikings coach Mike Tice has been seeking a more experienced mentor to help Culpepper on gamedays. Shaun Hill, a rookie last year, is the No. 3 quarterback.
Tice was traveling Wednesday and unavailable for comment, but he issued a statement on Frerotte through the team: "He's been a starter in his league, and he's a proven veteran player who gives us what we are looking for in that position."
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