On Thursday we learned that the Vikings will open the 2013 regular season against the Detroit Lions.

Coincidentally, or perhaps not, the Vikings have also played host to two free agents that spent last seasons in Detroit.  We already made mention of defensive end Lawrence Jackson’s visit, but now we have also learned that cornerback Jacob Lacey made a visit, too.

Lacey, who turns 26 next month, was an undrafted free agent signed by the Colts in 2009. He played three seasons with Colts, starting 27 of those games, and five interceptions, two return touchdowns, 21 defended passes, three forced fumbles, one recovery, and 158 total tackles.

He then moved onto Detroit for one season where he had nine starts, 29 tackles, four defended passes, and an interception.

Lacey hasn’t been overly durable throughout his NFL career, but he could represent some experienced talent at a position in need of depth.  If I had to guess, I would say the Vikings have a more genuine interest in Lacey than they do Jackson.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Lacey is a little DB but plays tough. Most of his success comes when playing the slot in the nickel.

    Lacey would give the Vikings quality depth at corner. If the Vikings sign Lacey and draft a WR that is also a solid punt returner, Marcus Sherels might have trouble making the roster.

    If the Vikings have a good draft, the Vikings might have to cut a few more guys that made the team last year.

    Stephen Burton
    Brandon Burton
    Demarcus Love
    Matt Asiata
    Bethel-Thompson/ Joe Webb
    D’Aundre Reed
    And Andrew Sendejo just to name a few.

    If the Vikings sign Lacy and Jackson… And hit on some of their draft picks… 8-10 guys from last season’s squad will really need to work hard in camp and preseason to make the team again.

    I think the Vikings are moving in the right direction.

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