So, apparently all it takes for some news to happen about this team is for me to have the nerve to fall asleep for a few hours. As Eric told you earlier on in the day, the Minnesota Vikings have been named as one of the two primary suitors for wide receiver Mike Wallace, late of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Some people, such as myself (and apparently ESPN 1500's Judd Zulgad) have expressed skepticism over the Vikings going hard after a big-name receiver in free agency, and with good reason. After the "all-in" push of 2009 and 2010, the Vikings have been a bit reluctant to spend in free agency, choosing instead to try to build a roster that's built more for the long haul through the NFL Draft. There was also a story that came up during the day today that says that the Miami Dolphins, the other potential team in the Wallace derby, prefer Wallace to former Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings. Jennings has been long thought to be a target of the Dolphins because of his relationship with coach Joe Philbin, who was the offensive coordinator in Green Bay before taking the Miami job. However, the article says that the Dolphins really aren't that interested in Jennings after all. I don't know if that's silly season smoke and mirrors or anything like that, but if it comes down to a bidding war between the Dolphins and the Vikings. . .well, Miami has significantly more space under the salary cap to play with than Minnesota does.
Some Skepticism About The Vikings' Wallace Interest
Daily Norseman | Mar 7