As NFL coaches and talent evaluators gather in Indianapolis today for the commencement of the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine, it is also a time for teams to address other business matters.
One big discussion topic on the Vikings platter undoubtedly concerns RB Chester Taylor, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent (UFA) on March 5.
This report from the Star Tribune states that the Vikings and the agent for Taylor, Ken Sarnoff, are expected to meet later this week at the Combine to discuss the player’s future with the team.
It is believed that the Vikings desire to keep Taylor on the team, but the 9-year veteran has the ability (and will soon have the freedom) to become a starter on other NFL teams. It’s also important to note that we don’t expect the Vikings will use the franchise tag to retain Taylor because of the steep price required to do so.
Another factor to keep in mind is the release of veteran RBs LaDainian Tomlinson from the Chargers and Brian Westbrook from the Eagles, as Mike discussed on Tuesday.
All things considered, it will be interesting to see how this situation plays out in the coming weeks.
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