The Vikings have always been willing to let several of their players get experience in NFL Europe. Brad Johnson and Todd Bouman were both graduates of this "earn while you learn" program, and the team is hopeful that there may be a diamond in the rough somewhere this season.
The Vikings allocated seven players to NFLE -- quarterback Jason Fife, WR Aaron Hosack, offensive linemen Brandon Newton and Shannon Snell, tight end T.J. Cottrell, punter Travis Dorsch and kicker Dan Orner.
The Vikings will receive roster credit during the preseason as incentive to send as many players as they wish to NFLE this year.
* One name missing from that list was wrestler Brock Lesnar. When the Vikings released Lesnar last summer, the plan was to re-sign him and send him to NFL Europe. There has been no contact between the Vikings and Lesnar since the season ended.
* The Seahawks have included Vikings V.P. Rob Brzezinski on their list of candidates for an opening as team president. Bob Whitsitt, who held the position, was fired at the end of the season. The Seahawks have yet to ask the Vikings for permission to speak to Brzezinski. The Seahawks face a tough road in free agency with several starters -- including Matt Hasselbeck, Shaun Alexander and Walter Jones -- all unrestricted free agents.
* At a Super Bowl press conference, Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said his team has no interest in trading for Randy Moss.
Vikings Allocate 7 to NFLE
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