Many draft experts have the Vikings looking at a linebacker when their first pick comes up at No. 19, but they might a linebacker the day before the draft, too.
VU has been told that the Vikings are presenting an offer sheet today to Redskins third-year LB Antonio Pierce. It is not yet known if the Pierce will sign the offer, but the plan is to get it done before the signing deadline.
If Pierce signs the offer sheet, the Redskins will have up to one week to match -- a period that would end the day before the draft. The Vikings wouldn't owe any compensation if the Redskins don't match the offer.
* Denny Green is talking up a storm down in Arizona and, whether he may have tipped his hand to anyone interested in wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Green unabashedly said Thursday that Fitzgerald is the best player coming out in this year's draft.
* The Vikings' two-year Monday Night Football drought ended with the announcement of the 2004 schedule. But imagine the delight of Bengals fans, whose team returns to MNF for the first time in 11 years.
Vikes Close To Pierce Offer Sheet?
Viking Update Top Stories
Floyd has support in ‘last-straw’ chanceMinnesota Vikings receiver Michael Floyd has plenty of support as he tries to get his career back on track.
Viking Update3:19 PM
Michael Floyd: 'I'm right back at home'Michael Floyd is back in Minnesota and back rooming with a familiar face, hoping he takes advantage of his "last-straw" opportunity with the Minnesota Vikings.
Viking Update1:45 PM
Zimmer gone, but ‘still in charge’ from afarMinnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is away from the team but doing everything he can to stay involved.
Viking Update11:58 AM
Bridgewater not cleared, not at practiceThe video released of Teddy Bridgewater throwing passes created excitement about his recovery, but the Minnesota Vikings were pulling back on the excitement Wednesday.
Viking Update11:22 AM