Whether it's Daunte Culpepper or Drew Brees, there are two words being circulated around the league about both quarterbacks -- damaged goods.
However, rumors continue to circulate that the Vikings are more than willing to part with Culpepper and the latest fishmonger talk has the Vikings showing a particular interest in Brees. Brees led the Chargers to a playoff berth in 2004 and was franchised after initially being viewed as a lame duck QB when the team drafted Eli Manning and traded him as part of a deal that netted QB Phillip Rivers.
A shoulder injury ended Brees' season and made the Chargers hesitant to stick with him. If the Vikings are indeed interested in Brees, Culpepper would likely have to be released to make room for Brees on the roster.
* The Buccaneers signed former Viking Chris Hovan to a five-year, $17.5 million contract Monday.
* Talks with WR Koren Robinson haven't netted a new deal and it's expected that he will become a free agent before a deal can get finalized.
* The agent for Chargers linebacker Ben Leber denied that the Vikings have expressed an interest in signing him -- contrary to reports that say the free agent linebacker is prepared to sign on with the Vikings.
Vikes Interested in Brees?
Viking Update Top Stories
Diggs reaching rare Vikings airStefon Diggs is on pace for a couple milestones that haven’t been reached by a Minnesota Vikings receiver in this decade.
Viking Update3:05 PM
First half is doom and gloom for JaguarsThe Jacksonville Jaguars are too good to be 2-10, but, despite a talented roster, early struggles have been their undoing all season.
Viking Update8:38 AM
Preview: Jags loaded with talent, turnoversThe Jacksonville Jaguars should be better than their record indicates, but turnovers have been the Jaguars’ undoing.
Viking Update7:59 AM
Podcast: The odds on A.P., playoffsWill Adrian Peterson make it back and should he, and what are the odds the Minnesota Vikings make the playoffs?
Viking Update7:01 AM
Forbath hoping to find permanent homeVikings kicker Kai Forbath arrived in Minnesota under bad circumstances. He's looking to quit moving from town to town and make Minnesota his permanent home.
Viking UpdateYesterday at 8:19 PM