Vikings Moving Up?

The Vikings have been preparing for different draft scenarios, but ESPN is reporting one that the team hasn't discussed -- moving up to the No. 2 overall pick.

On April 1, a Viking Update staffer pulled an April Fool's prank that got a lot of people suckered in. He claimed that the Vikings traded both of their first-round picks to the Dolphins to move up to No. 2 and get Braylon Edwards. While not true, it was just believable enough to be a successful April Fool's joke.

Three weeks later and it appears ESPN is in on its own joke. At it's website, the network claims the Vikings are talking to the Dolphins about moving into the No. 2 spot. Is it possible? Yes. Is it probable? No. In a draft where the Vikings could come away with a star running back AND a wide receiver like Mark Clayton in the first round, it seems inconceivable that the team would trade that away for one player -- no matter how talented.

* The Packers have until tomorrow to match the offer to DE Aaron Kampman or let the Vikings have him. If the Pack doesn't match the offer, they will receive a fifth-round draft pick. VU has been told some in the Packers organization are mad about the signing and are waiting as long as they can before matching.
* Brian Williams still hasn't signed his one-year tender offer of $1.4 million. He didn't receive any contract offers before last Friday's offer sheet deadline.
* The NFL agreed to a new TV deal that will move Monday Night Football to ESPN and Sunday night games to NBC. The league now has contracts through 2011 with the major networks and 2013 for Monday Night Football.

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