Report: Vikings Lose Out On Free Agent Corner

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on March 30, 2010 – 12:14 pm

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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11 Responses to “Report: Vikings Lose Out On Free Agent Corner”

  1. By jbork88 on Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    who cares? look for a corner in the draft.

  2. By mikillerko on Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    this is really no big deal to me. the vikings should just get a corner in the draft. and make him the next rookie of the year

  3. By vfanforlife on Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    Is a corner a big deal right now. How come we just signed mike montgomery when we have two of the best defensive ends in football. Are the vikings going to sign Ray Edwards or not ?

  4. By jbork88 on Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    he is tendered to a first round pick vfanforlife, no team is going to go after him.

  5. By Paul on Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t follow the Falcons, I don’t even know. Was he a good corner? Great corner? Average corner? I’m curious as to why the Vikings signed Mike Montgomery from Green Bay. I like our Defensive bookends. Allen, Edwards, and Robeson are aggressive. Does anyone have any insight on Montgomery, would the Vikings plan to move him into the interior defensive line? Let me know your thoughts…

  6. By PurpleNurple on Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    Paul – From earlier reads, it appears that other than providing depth at the DE position as the #2 backup if Edwards isn’t taken away, the plans for Montgomery are to bring him in for situational DT snaps as well.

    Our starters right now are great in just about every position on the field. But injuries can happen at any time and bringing in solid backups like Montgomery will make those injuries far less painful.

  7. By Bigfan1 on Mar 31, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress has been brilliant with picks over the years I’m confident he’ll get some good ones this year in the draft.

  8. By Raul on Mar 31, 2010 | Reply

    it’s all over many other web pages! this is absurd, in a great way for this organization. the vikings need to step in and call this mans agent. o.j. atogwe + jamarca sanford what a great duo that would solve secondary problems + maybe chris cook in 2nd round.

  9. By Big Dawg on Apr 4, 2010 | Reply

    Can anyone tell me why we didn’t get in on the Mcnabb deal???? second and third round picks for a Querterback that has about 5-6 good more yrs, Instead of yr by yr Favre? And T.Jackson give me a break!!! We are going to be in trouble in the future a Q-back!!! good job Brad!!!

  10. By Mik Deuel on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    Okay. First off, Favre is coming back. He would have retired by this point if he wasn’t. Second is the secondary, Winfield lost a step due to the injury. This was apparent in the bears game. The rest are young and capable, they just need some direction. Trade for a veteran CB such as Buchanan or Milloy. It’s the same story for our receivers, young, capable and in need of some direction. Sign veteran Marvin Harrison, pull him out of retirement and sit him down with Percy and Sidney. This may be a short term expensive contract with Marvin, but it will be a long term gain with these young wide receivers.

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