gomba45: Hey Adam, which OT do you think the Vikes go after: Stinchcomb, Andrews, Tauscher or Barnes?
adamcaplan: GOM: I can't see Andrews, torn ACL
adamcaplan: I'm told they wanted Gross then Carey
adamcaplan: With both gone, could be the RFA route
gomba45: What about Houshmandzadeh or Harrison or Holt?
adamcaplan: GO: Can't see it
VikingK: Adam, is Heath Farwell determined to go where he could play LB? We really missed him last year.
adamcaplan: VIK: Farwell wants to come back, but no offer yet
gomba45: So who do you think the Vikes are targeting in FA?
adamcaplan: Here's what they were looking at: Rosenfels, then Garcia
adamcaplan: The Vikings, I'm told, will sign a veteran CB
NashvilleVikingFan: Any CB targets in FA? Bly, Bodden?
adamcaplan: This will be Winfield's last season, they will draft his replacement
gomba45: Bly or Florence?
adamcaplan: GO: As noted in my blog, they will sign a veteran
stevemfpayne: Rosenfels is not the answer. To be honest with you I'd rather give the job back to T-Jack
adamcaplan: As for Rosenfels, stop-gap, but I expect him to win the job
VikeFromLondon: Adam...do you think the Rosenfels trade occurs?
adamcaplan: They were still going through the numbers as of today on a contract
adamcaplan: Won't be a problem
tinotime22: Adam, any possibilities of Dunta Robinson?
VikingK: Dunta was franchised
adamcaplan: VIK: Had Robinson not been franchised and not re-signed by Friday, I'm told he was going to get their attention
adamcaplan: Same with Gross. Oh well. Then Carey, same thing, too bad. There was the RT.
azvike19: Adam do see the Vikes going after FA linebackers to shore up special teams?
adamcaplan: AZ: Depth guys, specials, yes
adamcaplan: Not a priority until later
adamcaplan: They had a good FA plan, not much they can do now
CDNvike204: What is NE and Cassel wanting?
adamcaplan: CD: First and more for Cassel. Either KC or he stays, I'd guess
jwdalle: As well as the CB from Philly
adamcaplan: JW: Yes, as first noted in my blog, they wanted to bring him in as the nickel had he not re-signed
gomba45: In the draft, who drew the most interest from the Vikes?
adamcaplan: GO: We'll talk about the draft next month. Have to get through the first two weeks of free agency
azvike19: What about Jason Brown ?
adamcaplan: AZ: No, they will go after Birk, but in the end, I believe he leaves
Tyr: Griffith from the Raiders was just released and he'd be a big step up from Tahi.
adamcaplan: TY: Had some injuries, but if healthy, yes, step up and he can catch the ball
NashvilleVikingFan: Why do you see Birk going ... since they've been talking?
adamcaplan: NASH: My sense is the Vikings will only go so far for him.
Tyr: So if Birk leaves and we miss out on Brown, does that mean Sullivan is our center next year?
adamcaplan: TY: The sense is they would go with another veteran center
kajjansiblackmamba: Concerning center, if Birk does leave, what about Saturday from the Colts?
adamcaplan: KAJ: Saturday is possible if they strike out with Birk. They will not go with Sullivan as the guy, too much uncertainty. They do like him though
n8tiveVikefan: Are there any good FBs worth signing?
gomba45: I heard Washington from the Steelers was gonna get a look
adamcaplan: GO: He runs well, good size, inconsistent hands though
tmjay11: Do you see us signing a FB other than Tahi?
adamcaplan: TM: Yep, no doubt. They have no choice
yovikingfan: Radovich potential to take over RT?
adamcaplan: YO: No chance he starts
tmjay11: Nate washington? Someone else mentioned him too.
adamcaplan: TM: He will get some looks, good size, runs well.
tinotime22: Adam, any interest in McAlister?
adamcaplan: TIN: Can't see it
coyote62: Who are some of the veteran corners the Vikes will look at?
adamcaplan: My sense is it will be a veteran who can handle nickel
VikingK: Any trade possibility for Lito Shappard?
adamcaplan: VIK: Eagles want to get rid of him and everyone knows it. He wound up being their dime CB
medlynn: Eagles want too much
adamcaplan: MED: Don't believe what you read, they'd take a conditional 4th
stevemfpayne: Adam, so you really don't see the Vikes making a big splash this year. Not even the slightest interest in pairing Berrian with Houshmanzadeh?
adamcaplan: STEVE: Outside shot on TJH. CIN was trying to sign him as of today.
Travis34: You think the Vikes might make a run at Dawkins at safety if Sharper leaves
adamcaplan: TRAV: Eagles want him back
vikingms93: Adam, a couple years back we picked up a center out of West Virginia. I forget his name. Dan Mozes. I believe he was highly rated, from what I remember, got hurt and I never heard of him again. What's the story with that guy?
adamcaplan: VIK: Out of the league, Senior Bowl guy. Never made it
medlynn: Hey, AC, what's the deal with McCauley?
gomba45: Why don't they offer a fifth and McCauley for Lito?
adamcaplan: They can't trust him enough to play good snaps-McCauley
tinotime22: Adam, any chance they look at Curry?
adamcaplan: TIN: Too slow
NashvilleVikingFan: McCauley seems to have the skills, but inconsistent.
adamcaplan: NASH: Skill isn't a problem
adamcaplan: Here's a sleeper, Nick Cole, RFA Philly, played great this season, started some. Can play guard or center
yovikingfan: Any interest in DeAngelo Hall?
adamcaplan: YO: Don't know why there would be. He's not very good
coyote62: What is the compensation on Cole?
tmjay11: Was Cole tendered an offer by Philly??
adamcaplan: COY: RFA-let's see what the Eagles tender him at. My sense is a 2nd
adelman9: The projections that Vikes take WR bother me ... as we just took Rice a year or two ago
adamcaplan: They need a WR with size that can run
vikingms93: I think O-line is our bigger need than secondary
adamcaplan: VIK: totally
VikingK: Adam any chance of J.J. Arrington to replace Maurice Hicks? I like him as a KR
adamcaplan: VIK: I'm told they really like Albert Young as the #3 RB
adamcaplan: Daniel Loper/UFA/TEN is an interesting fit at ORT. He's really tall, but more of a backup
stevemfpayne: What about K. Harris at RT
adamcaplan: STEVE: I would be surprised. He failed in two places
stevemfpayne: Very true
adamcaplan: They could look at the RFAs for RTs, depending on the level of tender, if Clabo or Colon get second-rounders. If it's a first, forget it.
TheDecoder: If Rosenfels is signed, is Frerotte done with Vikes for sure?
adamcaplan: THE: Yes
NashvilleVikingFan: Any Viking FA's that are "definitely" gone? Any key holes to fill?
adamcaplan: NASH: Sharper is gone
adamcaplan: Ty Johnson moves in
Blaze326326: Do we know for sure that Sage Rosenfels will be signed?
adamcaplan: BL: He will be signed by Friday
adamcaplan: My sense is his contract will have language for starts/wins. My problem is that he's turnover prone. Gun-slinger type. Can really get hot, then makes bad mistakes.
NashvilleVikingFan: So, how much better is the offense with Rosenfels?
adamcaplan: NASH: I expect more consistency from Rosenhebes. With him it's simple, if he doesn't turn it over, they will score in the air. He moves well too
gomba45: Any interest in Furrey?
adamcaplan: GO: Why would they? He plays the slot, they have Wade
tmjay11: Will Bobby Wade still have an impact next season?
kajjansiblackmamba: Adam, what team do you see making the biggest 'splash' in the early stages of FA this year?
adamcaplan: KAJ: It's more about position, CBs will be hot. At least 12 teams looking for them. Here's what I expect from the Vikings: CB, C (if Birk leaves), RT, depth other places
adamcaplan: They have a ton of cap space. They have four players who will get them cap credits to around $29-$30 million. That's before the RFAs
gomba45: If they can't sign Birk, do you think they might go after LeCharles Bentley?
adamcaplan: GO: No
yovikingfan: Shawn Springs might be released?
adamcaplan: YO: Possibly, though they were down on Carlos Rogers last season.
WYOVIKING: What are your prospects for the Vikes in free agency?
stevemfpayne: Special teams and depth during FA?
adamcaplan: STEVE: I expect a DT signed for depth
kloosf16: What does Brad Childress see as the biggest need?
adamcaplan: KL: RT
yovikingfan: Any supplemental picks?
adamcaplan: YO: I'll find out at the owners meetings
azvike19: Adam what about adding Haye at DT?
adamcaplan: AZ: He probably will look to start. One of the top DTs as a UFA
adelman9: AC - I like Derek Anderson ... any chance that MN brings him in as well ... What would CLE be looking for?
adamcaplan: ADE: Too late. No chance now
adamcaplan: MIN had the opening but they weren't high on him
tmjay11: What vet QB might be brought in to compete then?
adamcaplan: TM: I don't see anything of note
adamcaplan: They have 4 under contract with RosenRose in the house
CDNvike204: Adam are you gonna name drop anyone?
adamcaplan: CD: I usually put it all out Thursday
adamcaplan: But I did have a ton in my blog over the past 4-5 days on MIN
adamcaplan: They will get a veteran CB for sure, then ORT. Either or
jwdalle: Is TO done in Big D?
adamcaplan: JW: No, Roy Williams was bad. Actually looked slow.
yovikingfan: Thanks Adam