Vikes Interested in Trotter?

With June 1 just days away, VU has been told the Vikings may have more than a passing interest in LB Jeremiah Trotter if he becomes available during the post-Memorial Day cuts.

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.

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