According to multiple sources, including the Detroit Free Press, Curtis fired his agent on Monday after Tom Condon didn't come to a deal with the Detroit Lions. Curtis visited the Vikings late Friday and early Saturday, then left for Detroit Saturday afternoon.
Curtis will have to wait five days to hire a new agent, according to NFL rules.
It's uncertain how that situation will affect the Vikings' desire to sign Curtis, who played for Detroit offensive coordinator Mike Martz while both were with the St. Louis Rams. The Vikings and Condon worked together last year to insert the infamous poison-pill clause into an offer sheet to guard Steve Hutchinson.
Curtis remains the top-ranked wide receiver on the free-agent market, according to Scout.com's rankings.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, the Vikings were not hosting any free agents Monday, but the Star Tribune reported that they are getting ready to visit with receiver Bobby Wade, late of the Chicago Bears and Tennessee Titans.
Wade reached career bests in 2004 with 42 catches for 481 yards in his last season with the Bears. Last year, in his second season with the Titans, he caught 33 passes for 461 yards and scored the only two touchdowns of his career.
The Vikings signed tight end Visanthe Shiancoe Saturday after releasing Jermaine Wiggins.
Then Monday the Miami Dolphins released tight end Randy McMichael, a player that Vikings Vice President of Player Personnel Rick Spielman is very familiar with. In five seasons with Miami, the 6-foot-3, 255-pounder hasn't missed a game while amassing more than 3,000 yards receiving and 18 touchdown receptions.
The Vikings are intrigued with Shiancoe's production, but head coach Brad Childress said Saturday that his offense will generally require three tight ends on the roster. Currently, the Vikings have tight ends Jim Kleinsasser and Jeff Dugan on the roster, with an offer tendered to restricted free agent Richard Owens.
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According to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com, Kerney signed a six-year deal worth a total of $39.5 million, with $19.5 of that guaranteed.
Kerney only had 4.5 sacks last year, but in eight years he has three seasons with double-digit sacks, and last year was the first time he missed any games. He has 58 sacks in his career.
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