Curtis Talks Could Heat Up

The negotiations between wide receiver Kevin Curtis and several teams he's visited (which includes the Vikings) could heat up this weekend.

Wide receiver Kevin Curtis was visiting the New York Giants on Thursday and is expected to visit the Philadelphia Eagles today.

On Saturday, he will be able hire new representation after waiting the allotted five days following his firing of agent Tom Condon. Negotiations between several teams could pick up at that point.

Curtis started his free-agent tour with a visit to the Minnesota Vikings last Friday and Saturday, followed by a trip to the Detroit Lions, where his former head coach from the St. Louis Rams, Mike Martz, is now the offensive coordinator.

All four teams could make a pitch for Curtis, and the Vikings are reportedly still interested in negotiating with him.

While Detroit has the Martz connection, the Eagles are in need of another receiver to complement Reggie Brown, and Philadelphia free agent Donte Stallworth has been reported as being in the league's substance abuse program and has been visiting other teams. The Giants already have Amani Toomer and Plaxico Burress as their starting receivers, but Toomer is entering his 12th season and was lost for half of the 2006 season with an injury. New York does have Sinorice Moss and Tim Carter in reserve.

The Vikings signed Bobby Wade this week, but they are still in need of upgrading their receiver position.

Curtis is considered the most attractive free agent on the market, especially after the Rams signed Drew Bennett to a six-year, $30 million contract with $10 million guaranteed. Curtis is reportedly seeking a similar deal.

  • Stallworth was visiting with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday.

  • Former Vikings wide receiver Kelly Campbell re-signed with the Miami Dolphins.

  • Former Vikings safety Brian Russell had a visit with the Seattle Seahawks.

  • The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed tight end Reggie Kelly. Kelly was thought to be a potential consideration for the Vikings, but he is known as more of a blocking tight.

  • The St. Louis Rams signed former Miami Dolphins tight end Randy McMichael to a three-year contract. McMichael was released by the Dolphins after the Vikings signed former Giant Visanthe Shiancoe.

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