Leslie Frazier wants fans to know that a slow start to this free agency period does not mean the Vikings plan to bow out all together. In fact, he specifically identifies some positions that the team is still looking to upgrade at.
“We still want to find a wide receiver that can really threaten the field vertically,” Frazier told Sid Hartman. “We also want to improve our secondary along with our linebackers, also.”
“We’re going to look to do that, we’re going to look to upgrade our team,” he continued. “We may do it through free agency but we’re definitely going to do it through the draft, as well. But, yeah, we’re still looking at some players in free agency. … It’s not closed, we’re still looking.”
Hartman took Frazier through basically the whole roster and Frazier’s answers didn’t exactly reveal much. The gist is that they want their young guys to step up, they may re-sign some of their own free agents still, they may look to the outside for added help, and they are looking forward to the Draft.
The conservative approach to free agency, however, does not have Frazier writing off this team in 2012.
“Not in our profession. Somebody else will be sitting in this seat if I look to the future,” Frazier said. “I have to get our guys ready to have a good season next year. We need to have a good year.”