Looking To Help The "D"

With numerous starters defecting from the Twin Cities, the Vikings may have a Buc and Brown up their sleeves.<p> <b>Update:</b>Chavous signing doesn't close the door on FA interest in defensive backfield.

Minnesota Vikings, Quick Notes:

The Insiders has learned that the Vikings have an offer on the table to cornerback Donnie Abraham. Abraham, released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would provide the Vikings with instant stability in the defensive backfield.

As for the offer, The Insiders have been told it is in the neighborhood of a four-year, 12-million dollar offer.

Talks with defensive end Keith McKenzie have been ongoing. In what appeared to be a match early in the week, has become the saga of a player coming off injury, expecting the big money.

The Insiders has learned that McKenzie is looking for a four or five year contract that would pay him in the area of 3.5 million dollars a season.

Minnesota has balked at approaching the numbers the McKenzie camp has requested.

As the draft approaches, The Insiders has learned that the Vikings have been keeping an eye on offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, safety Roy Williams, and defensive tackles Albert Haynesworth and Wendell Bryant.

Latest rumor circulating around the football world of the Vikings: Minnesota to trade down to the 16th spot in the first round with Cleveland. The trade would provide the Vikings an additional 3rd round selection in the 2002 NFL Draft and a 2nd round selection in the 2003 NFL Draft.

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