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Vikes May Have Interest In Tomlinson

Well, I never imagined I’d be writing these words… but, according to Judd Zulgad, the Vikings have some interest in signing Ladanian Tomlinson.

The same article also says they have no interest in Brian Westbrook.

L.T. would have to be willing to take a backup role to Adrian Peterson, but he may be doing just that as he recently expressed that his number one priority is to get a Championship ring.

The Vikings may have to wait for L.T. to come around to the idea of being a backup.  And they may be okay with that.  The ideal situation for the Vikings, if they really want him, is to go through the draft keeping an eye for a steal of a prospect.  If no great value is able to be found in the draft, then they can go after him two months from now.

This is all very interesting, and I am curious to see how it unfolds.

(On a seperate note, I wanted to let you know that as I said earlier I fully intended to host live chats on all three nights of the Draft here at VG.  Unfortuantely, the company I work for has scheduled their Annual Meeting on the night the first round is to take place.  I will still plan on live chats during the second and third days of the draft, but the first night is probably out of the question.  I’m crushed, honestly, but there is no way out for me.)

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22 Responses to “Vikes May Have Interest In Tomlinson”

  1. Lost Viking says:

    Good to get a sense of which way the Vike are leaning but perhaps premature.

    Rumors abound. Without the source being attributed who knows why it is being reported? The purported interest in Buchanon may just be an agent attempting to establish a market where little interest has been shown.

    Still, it would be great for a Final 8 team to have this type of talent available without having to give compensation up front.

  2. Tony Pants says:

    Who is Viking J?

  3. bigjohnny84 says:

    I think LT will want too much dough to be a backup and he seems to have an attitude problem. Injuries also a huge concern. Adam, I cant believe your company would schedule a meeting on the night of the first round. Damn it! We will forge on here in your absence.

  4. Viking John says:

    Don’t worry Adam, the rest of us will stay up all night to watch the first round and then the Vikes will trade out of the 30th pick and move down into the second round. Hopefully Freds will not have drank so many 45’s by that time.
    Go Vikes

  5. Purple Charlie says:

    Adam, Your job comes first, I know you would have enjoyed doing it…

    I think you are right on waiting on LT, Waiting a while to be signed might humble him some…

    Has anyone Heard about Justin Fargas, last I heard he was going to visit the Chiefs and maybe the 49’ers???

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Hello there Mr. PC. I havent heard much of anything on the free agent front. I thought there would be a little more action by now.

      • Purple Charlie says:

        Afternoon Mr. Johnny, Teams aren’t jumping this year on players… I was hopeing the Vikings would bring in Fargas for a look …

      • bigjohnny84 says:

        Charlie, I’ve been looking around for news on Fargas and he seems to have disappeared. He was supposed to visit Chiefs and matbe 49ers. But Thomas Jones is in KC at the moment. I’ll keep digging

      • Purple Charlie says:

        Johnny, Have a feeling he will sign with the 49ers this week some time… Former Raiders RB Coach Tom Rathman, Is with the 49ers now…

        Maybe not, If he wants to win a Championship, Our team is right there…

  6. Tony Pants says:

    @ Viking John – how is you? I remember you from the old days on the blog. have you seen transformers 2?

  7. Brendan says:

    I can’t believe people would want us to consider Fargas.. Living in Cali the past few years, there is nothing I’ve seen to lead me to believe he’d be any
    good for our team.

    Then again, I am also a big supporter of us going after LT. Sure he isn’t what he used to be.. But I think he may even be an improvement on Chester. Chester, IMO, wasn’t the same last year. In a limited role, LT can bring leadership to this team, and if he can accept the role, could be one
    of the best things to ever happen to AD

  8. Purple Charlie says:

    Brendan, Most of the RB’s out there 30+ players, I don’t think one really stands out over the others…

    Fargas and LT at the top of the list, I would pick Thomas Jones but as others pointed out (Freds) not worth a 2nd, And he’s right…

    I don’t see them junping on a RB right away…

  9. SupaScout says:

    Vikes just resigned Benny Sapp.
    Kudos on the paper Anniversary! No better mark to reach for a writer.

    • Purple Charlie says:

      Supa, Great News!!! I really wanted him to come back…

      • bigjohnny84 says:

        Ditto Charlie, takes a little pressure off at CB. I would still like the Vikes to address CB position early in the draft

      • Purple Charlie says:

        Johnny, I don’t think they will wait too long during the draft to address it, I’m Sooo ready for the draft!!!

      • bigjohnny84 says:

        Me too Charlie. I wish it started this Thursday. We are going to get burned out pretty soon I fear.

  10. Fran the Man says:

    Adam, not sure what you meant when you said;
    “Well, I never imagined I’d be writing these words… but, according to Judd Zulgad, the Vikings have some interest in signing Ladanian Tomlinson.”
    If you’re talking about quoting Zulgad, hell he’s the guy pretty much responsible for your initial popularity amongst us old AV guys.
    If Zulgad hadn’t gone stupid and dissed about 50 of us (Which of course back fired tremendously on his sorry ass) most of these old AV’ers would probably still be over there (Me excluded of course. I recognized your brilliance early on) LOL

    I don’t know about LT. Will he really take the pay cut needed AND play second fiddle to AD?
    Couldn’t we get what we need in the later rounds of the draft instead?

    • Adam Warwas says:

      No, Fran, I meant nothing about Judd… but rather about L.T. to the Vikings rumors were hard to imagine.

      And, yes, I owe a lot to both you and Johnny for recruiting the fine reader-base that we have now! So thanks!

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