Two years ago, Brian Russell tied for the NFL lead in interceptions. Ever since then, the Vikings have done everything in their power to get rid of him. It became official Thursday when the team said it wouldn't match the Browns' offer sheet of two years and $3 million.
Once again the Vikings find themselves shorthanded at a key position -- unless Willie Offord has rediscovered his confidence in the offseason. By refusing to match the Browns' offer the Vikings get no compensation.
In the same vein that allowed Denard Walker to go away, the Vikings once again pin their hopes on the "front-liners" being healthy. Apparently, depth on the depth chart doesn't go past the first line. Experience is paid for -- and the Vikes got pennies on the dollar for Russell -- but it looks like the Vikings are willing to have a couple of Day 2 picks fight it out for a roster spot instead of ponying up the dough to have an experienced backup. Here's hoping 30-plus guys like Corey Chavous and Darren Sharper don't get hurt.
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