When Brad Childress said at the end of the 2006 season that he was prepared to enter training camp with Tarvaris Jackson and Brooks Bollinger as his top two quarterback candidates, few people took him seriously.
Fewer people are laughing today.
On Wednesday, the team signed former Cowboys quarterback Drew Henson to a veteran minimum contract. Henson, who was signed briefly by the Vikings in 2006, currently is the third quarterback on the roster. Last year, he spent six weeks on the Vikings practice squad.
A top college quarterback at Michigan, Henson gave up football to pursue a baseball career before signing with the Cowboys, where he spent the 2004-05 seasons.
* Bears defensive tackle Ian Scott is expected to arrive in the Twin Cities later today to meet with the Vikings. Scott, who is seen as a solid mid-level free agent, met with the Broncos Tuesday.
* The Falcons signed former Vikings guard Toniu Fonoti, who played half a season with the Vikings in 2005.
* Quarterback JaMarcus Russell may have cemented his spot as the top overall pick with an impressive workout at LSU's Pro Day Wednesday. Both Childress and V.P. of Player Personnel Rick Spielman attended the workout, which includes potential first-round picks Russell, safety LaRon Landry and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.
* Troy Williamson spent last week in Oregon at the Nike corporate facility have his eyes tested by coordination specialists. Profootballtalk.com, a football website that specializes in Photoshop humor of pictures of NFL players, took the opportunity to poke fun at Williamson by putting a pair of Coke bottle-bottom glasses on the receiver.
* DE Gaines Adams is going to be one of the players scheduled to visit Winter Park when the Vikings do their mass draft recruit visit day next month.
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