With Steve Hutchinson gone, and officially not coming back, the Vikings have turned their attention to a much, much younger option to bolster their offensive line.

According to Scout.com, the Vikings plan to host offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz on Monday.

Schwartz held his own quite well for the Panthers at both right guard and right tackle two years ago, but missed all of 2011 with a hip injury.  Reports indicate that he is healthy now and drawing interest from a number of teams.

Schwartz is 6’ 6”, 331 pounds, and only 25 years old.

The Panthers could have tendered Schwartz as a restricted free agent but opted against it.  Should the Vikings end up signing Schwartz, he will be the second free agent to join the team that had not played a single snap in 2011.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Being a huge Oregon Duck fan, I would love this signing. Young and talented. He’s also a really cool guy. I met him at the National Championship game last year and he was really down to earth. Get it done Ricky!!!

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  2. Never underestimate the power of the Shwartz. Haha funny line from that Mel Brooks movie with John Candy. Damn cant think of the name of it? Ha just thought of it and it’s Spaceballs

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  3. He sounds like a much younger version of Scott Kooistra. Hopefully they can get something done with him, at a minimum he can provide some depth at a few positions.

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  4. I would really like if we signed him for a reasonable price.. Would be great competetion to either start / be great depth

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  5. Should the Vikings end up signing Schwartz, he will be the second free agent to join the team that had not played a single snap in 2011.

    that quote made me lol.

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