The Vikings have been quick to tell the media that they believe they have filled their most glaring needs and have reduced their weaknesses considerably.
That is true, but may not be completely accurate. Last year, the Vikings thought they had their problems at linebacker solved with Greg Biekert, Henri Crockett and Chris Claiborne. A year later, Biekert and Crockett are gone and Claiborne isn't 100 percent after off-season surgery.
The very real possibility exists that the Vikings may end up starting E.J. Henderson, Dontarrious Thomas and Mike Nattiel. Combined the three players have no NFL starts, which could cause some serious problems early on this season.
VU has been told that the Vikings may not be done in their pursuit of a free agent linebacker and the player they may be targeting is Redskins linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. Trotter is a good possibility to be a salary cap casualty June 1 and, while he played middle linebacker for the Redskins, the Vikings are said to believe he can play either outside LB or inside.
While several pieces to this puzzle still have to fall into place, if Trotter's name hits the waiver wire next Tuesday, don't be stunned to see the Vikings make a pitch for him to add some veteran leadership to a linebacker corps that is about as young as you can get.
Vikes Interested in Trotter?
Viking Update Top Stories
Diggs reaching rare Vikings airStefon Diggs is on pace for a couple milestones that haven’t been reached by a Minnesota Vikings receiver in this decade.
Viking Update3:05 PM
First half is doom and gloom for JaguarsThe Jacksonville Jaguars are too good to be 2-10, but, despite a talented roster, early struggles have been their undoing all season.
Viking Update8:38 AM
Preview: Jags loaded with talent, turnoversThe Jacksonville Jaguars should be better than their record indicates, but turnovers have been the Jaguars’ undoing.
Viking Update7:59 AM
Podcast: The odds on A.P., playoffsWill Adrian Peterson make it back and should he, and what are the odds the Minnesota Vikings make the playoffs?
Viking Update7:01 AM
Forbath hoping to find permanent homeVikings kicker Kai Forbath arrived in Minnesota under bad circumstances. He's looking to quit moving from town to town and make Minnesota his permanent home.
Viking UpdateYesterday at 8:19 PM