Many think the Vikings could use the 2015 NFL Draft to bolster the depth chart at wide receiver, perhaps as early as in the first round, but there is always the possibility they get a jump start.
They flirted with CFL star wide out Duron Carter already this offseason, and the next free agency rumor also involves a wide out.
The #Vikings will meet w/ agent Hadley Engelhard in Indy — catch up on Munnerlyn. FA WR Mike Williams will also come up in said meeting.
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) February 17, 2015
Mike Williams (6′ 2″ and 212 pounds) has had an up and down career in his first five NFL seasons. He has twice came within 50 yards of the 1,000 yard mark and posted 11 touchdowns as a rookie. He was expected to bring continued success to Buffalo last season, but 2015 couldn’t have gone much worse for him.
He was released by the Bills in December who had a giant case of buyer’s remorse after giving Tampa a sixth round pick in exchange for his services. Tampa, before them, also seemingly regretted their decision to give Williams a six year extension worth up to $40.25 million. His next team will certainly be making less of an investment.
The 27 year old reportedly has six meetings set up with NFL teams during the combine this week and now, thanks to Darren Wolfson, we know the Vikings are one of them.
Williams has sat on the open market for two months now, so I have to wonder if this whole “six meetings” thing isn’t some creative licensing from his agent. After all, Wolfson tells us that they are primarily talking to Hadley Engelhard in the first place to discuss Captain Munnerlyn.
Williams, or a receiver like him, certainly could make sense for the Vikings. However, the bigger story here might be what exactly the Vikings want to discuss with guy behind Munnerlyn’s contract.