Center Melvin Fowler did an admirable job filling in for Pro Bowl center Matt Birk in 2005, but if Fowler's words last month are any indication he doesn't seem likely to return to Minnesota.
February 21, 2006
A pair of ankle injuries could keep two of the Vikings' starting offensive linemen sidelined Sunday as the Vikings try to keep their 2005 season alive.
December 20, 2005
The Vikings have gone nine regular-season games and four preseason games without the services of Matt Birk, but they haven't been able to consistently replace him.
November 17, 2005