Vikes Curious About George

The Vikings have been in contact with free agent veteran Eddie George to see if the running back wants to give it another run as a veteran backup.

Eddie George had a long and distinguished career with the Oilers/Titans organization, but, when his salary became an issue, the two parted ways and George went to the Cowboys. A year later, he's once again out of work ... but perhaps not for long.

VU has been told that the Vikings are negotiating with George's agent to sign the veteran RB to take the place on the roster that opened when Onterrio Smith was suspended for a year after violating the league's substance abuse policy for a third time.

After the incident happened, Mike Tice told VU that the Vikings would look to add a veteran running back prior to the start of training camp. A couple of names that had been mentioned were George, Richie Anderson and Tyrone Wheatley, but at this point, talks seem to be centered on George.

* The Vikings have typically waited until the final week before the opening of camp to get their rookie draft picks signed and that has typically entailed signing the late-round picks first. However, the Vikings have made significant early progress on getting first-rounder Erasmus James signed and a deal could come by the end of the week.

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