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Report: Vikings To Meet With Taylor’s Agent At Combine

Posted by cjsiewert on February 24, 2010 – 4:18 pm

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.

Check back to vikings.com to stay updated on coverage from the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine.


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10 Responses to “Report: Vikings To Meet With Taylor’s Agent At Combine”

  1. By paul on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    Rumors have Westbrook along with Sharper to GB. and they have the money to sign Peppers.

  2. By kyle on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    Peterson,Tomlinson,WestBrook……that would be sick but probebly wont ever happen

  3. By Hge Viking Fn on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t care how much you cost Chester we need you. You are our perfect third down back! Don’t go! We don’t need LT he’ll be just as expensive.

    And Brett please stay 1 more year we need you two!

  4. By mike on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    C’mon Taylor cost us so much this past seson his fumbles were critiical, remember against Pittsburgh, m’fker tipped the ball straight into the air for an int. td And he played with jealousy because he always wanted to play the #1 back spot Bring in westbrook and we can see some of those explosive plays back that we used to make

  5. By mike on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    RANDY MOSS WILL BE A MINNESOTA VIKING AGAIN

  6. By mike on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    GREENBAY IS’NT GOING TO DO A THING THIS YEAR SO ALL YOU ANALYSTS THAT THINK SO GO BACK TO PREDICTING COLLEGE

  7. By mike on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Minnesota needs a strong hard nosed hard hitting safety to cover the middle of the field for us, maybe an upgrade at fullback could be another option I dont know of anyone better in the backfield than A.P I would take him over Chris Johnson anyday. I think we should try to trade Rosenfels to some team in need of a starting caliber type Q.B. like him in order to move up in the draft and find a dominant guy to take control of our secondary

  8. By TW VIKE on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    mike- Well said ! Took the words right out of my mouth. Secondary help is a must. Qb is the question. Where do we go? Brett will return for one more season. We need a young talent to learn under him. But who?

  9. By TW VIKE on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    #4 to #84 sounds good to me.

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