Following the rumblings yesterday that the Vikings have shown interest in both Reuben Randle and Mike Wallace, today brought this nugget from ESPN’s Ben Goessling:

Of course, the tweet mentions the Raiders are trying hard to keep Holmes, and this note from veteran NFL reporter Bill Williamson seems to indicate they have the inside track:

Holmes is an interesting player. His production took a dive last season—after registering 47 catches for 693 yards in 2014, Holmes only managed 14 grabs for 201 yards in 2015 (albeit with 4 touchdowns). At first glance, this is a downward trend, especially considering Oakland’s offense went pass-heavy in 2015 and quarterback Derek Carr threw for nearly 4,000 yards. But, Holmes will likely come cheap—his 2015 salary was just $1.5 million—and he has the combination of size and speed (6’4″, 4.5 second 40-yard dash) many believe the Vikings need. For what it’s worth, Williamson still thinks he’s a good fit for the Raiders.

While the Vikings have been fairly active in the first days of free agency, wide receiver has been mostly omitted. The team lost a starter earlier this month when it cut Mike Wallace (though no one will rule out the possibility of a return at a lower salary), and has only added one receiver: CFL speedster Terrell Sinkfield. A player like Holmes would fit Rick Spielman’s early blueprint of adding competition without spending like crazy.

We’ll keep you posted as things develop.