Another One Bites the Dust

For the second time in as many days, the Vikings lost out on a potential free agent that they had targeted by not making a strong run at him.

In the offseason, especially in the early stages of free agency, the Vikings were landing player after player. That has slowed down, and now other teams are making the pickups.

Earlier in the month, the Lions made a bid for CB R.W. McQuarters and he accepted. Thursday it was Chad Morton.

The Vikings had hoped the former Redskin would accept a modest price to be a return specialist for a team with a chance to go to a Super Bowl. Instead, Morton signed on with the Patriots -- a team with three Lombardi trophies in the last four years.

While the Vikings aren't looking at this as a huge loss, it was more important for them to try to land Morton than it was McQuarters. But at least this time they lost out to an AFC team and not someone in their own division.

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