Vikings Trade for Lindsay

Vikings coach and general manager Dennis Green announced Wednesday that the team has bolstered its offensive line by bringing back a familiar face.

It seemed like just a matter of time before the Vikings would attempt to address the on-field void left by the loss of Korey Stringer.

The Vikings did that ealier this afternoon, announcing a trade with the Cleveland Browns that brings back Everett Lindsay to the team.

Lindsay played with the Vikings until draft day 1999, when he was traded to the Baltimore Ravens. He subsequently went to the Browns, where he started every game last year, but the Browns made several moves in free agency to bolster their offensive line and made Lindsay available in trade. Lindsay was drafted by Green on the fifth round of the 1993 draft and played all five offensive line positions, including a stint at center when the two centers on the roster went down with injuries.

The trade is conditional on playing time Lindsay has with the Vikings, but it is believed to be at best a fourth-round pick in next April's draft and more than likely a fifth- or sixth-rounder.

VU will continue to track down quotes and talk to sources to get more information for tomorrow's daily update.

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