Vikings' Top Free-Agent Options asked NFL reporter Adam Caplan for his top free agents that the Vikings should consider signing. The names are familiar to most fans – some of them are even former stars that are available – and Caplan breaks down how they could fit in at three different positions with the Vikings, even if these free agents are long shots to be signed.


Wide Receiver

Eric Moulds –
There had been rumors that the Vikings were interested in the veteran receiver, but they never pursued him. Moulds clearly has lost a step and, according to a source with another NFC team that considered signing him earlier this year, that team backed off after watching several game tapes from last season. Moulds, according to the source, had problems creating separation from defenders and has become more of a possession receiver than anything else. Still, the Vikings need a veteran presence at the position and Moulds still could easily be one of their top three receivers on the team if signed.

Corey Bradford – He's a large-framed, journeyman receiver, but he can still stretch the field. Bradford can't be counted on as a starter, but he certainly could fill out one of top four spots on the depth chart the moment he signed his contract.


Jeno James –
Although he has primarily played left guard in his seven seasons of play, James should be able to make the transition if needed to the right side. He certainly could be an upgrade over starting RG Artis Hicks. But once veteran LG Pete Kendall is released, as expected, by the New York Jets, there's a decent possibility that James gets reunited with his former offensive line coach Tony Wise, who is in his second season with the New York. Wise coached James with the Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins.


Defensive End

Grant Wistrom –
He said recently that while he's leaning toward retirement, it's not out of the question that he returns to play for his 10th season. Wistrom should be able to provide any team that's interested in him with at least 15 snaps a game in a backup or situational role.

Lance Johnstone – The 34-year old end spent five seasons with the Vikings, from 2001-2005, and he posted 28.5 sacks in his final three seasons with the team. Johnstone offers any team a solid role as a situational pass rusher and he should have 10-15 plays each game left in the tank.

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