Heading into the 2010 season, one of the areas for minor concern when it comes to the Vikings defense is the area of cornerback. Pro Bowler Antoine Winfield is coming off an injury-plagued 2009 season but plans on being 100 percent come training camp. Veteran Cedric Griffin, however, tore his ACL in the season-ending loss to the Saints and may not return to action until after the 2010 season gets underway, depending upon how his rehab and recovery goes. The Vikings brought back Benny Sapp to provide depth in the secondary, and rookie Asher Allen got ample playing time last year due to Winfield’s injury, so he should be improved as he embarks on his sophomore campaign.
According to the Star Tribune, the Vikings recently had veteran corner Tye Hill, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons, in for a visit at Winter Park in an effort to further bolster the secondary’s depth. Hill’s visit to the Twin Cities came on the heels of a visit to the Tennessee Titans, and today, Hill inked a one-year deal with the Titans, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
There are of course several free agent corners left on the market, and many NFL Draft pundits believe the Vikings could address the position via the upcoming Draft as well.
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