The Vikings have made some fairly low level moves over the last few days, and the most intriguing is their decision to claim Harvard offensive lineman Kevin Murphy, which we mentioned yesterday.
Us fans are always on the lookout for training camp “sleepers” and signs point towards Murphy as a candidate to keep an eye on. What signs? Well, for starters, the Vikings weren’t the only team that wanted the young tackle after he was cut by the 49ers.
According to a Scout.com source, both the Detroit Lions and the Houston Texans put in a waiver claim on the 6’ 7” rookie. So, it should at least be an encouraging sign that Rick Spielman wasn’t the only NFL G.M. that wanted this guy on the roster.
One of the most intriguing things about the remainder of this offseason will surely revolve around Spielman’s willingness to use his waiver priority (the Vikings are third) when other teams part ways with players. Murphy is surely not the last guy that will join the Vikings via this route between now and the season opener.