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Vikings & Urlacher Take The Next Step

I was kind of leaning towards dismissing reports of the Minnesota Vikings having interest in middle linebacker Brian Urlacher as an attempt to drive up the price of his services, with hopes of getting Chicago to overpay just like the Bears did to Minnesota in regards to right tackle Phil Loadholt.

I’m no longer leaning in that direction.

According to a report from Chicago, which we got from the cool new (to us, anyways) Vikings site SportingSota, Urlacher is actually scheduled to visit the Vikings now.

There are not any details regarding a timeline for the visit, but I suspect we’re going to find out real soon just how interested the Vikings actually are.  It is hard to imagine Urlacher being much more than a temporary stopgap at the position, and maybe a mentor to younger linebackers, but he certainly has a well established track record of beating NFC North teams.

At 34 years old, however, and clearly into his regression, that track record may prove to be in the past only.

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Adam Warwas (Founder) has been writing about the Vikings for a total of eight years. Five of those years have been here at Vikings Territory where he continues to surround himself with enough talented individuals that people keep coming back. As proud as he is of what Vikings Territory has become, his real treasures are in his home... a beautiful wife and three amazing children (and a dog named Percy).

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    1. Guys we play the bears how sick would it be if we had Urlacher and he gets payback by demolishing Cutler or Forte. Granted he has 2-3 years left but he is still valuable. And knowing Spielman he will take a risk like this. Show the man some respect.

        1. But would you have a useless Erin Henderson or a good but old Urlacher. Urlacher is available and we need to jump. We get Urlacher, pick up a rookie lb he teaches him the ropes and then he retires we have a great mlb.

          1. we do need help at lb and he might have something left if he’s playing, but he’s out hurt a lot. it just doesn’t feel right, he’s such a bear. i’d try to cost the bears some more dough and then pass on him, but they’re out of cap room, so there might not be much more to force out of them

  1. I agree but then again it would be funny we pretty much got lovie fired and then we steal there all time linebacker if we do sign him who knows he might pull a farve and have his best season with us rember we all were saying the same thing about Brett

  2. I say take the risk just don’t keep our hopes up I mean how much worse can it get sign him to a 1 year killer deal and let the Magick began with Kevin and robison and jarded on the line put him in the middle could give our D a spark

  3. I like Urlacher for 2 years and in the 5th round get the Iowa state kid (Klein right? He reminds me of Urlacher) to develop a but.

  4. I don’t like it. He’s too old. If money is gonna be spent on old dudes, Winfield should’ve been kept.

    1. I totally agree. First releasing Winfield then entering a bidding war for Urlacher, makes no sense at all. I like Spielman’s Drafts, but in FA he seems to be out of his mind.

  5. They won’t get into a bidding war for Urlacher or anyone else. If he can be had for a reasonalble price for the next couple season’s I would be on board with this move. Even in decline he will be better than what we currently have and had last year. I’m not really sold that there is a guy that can step right in and start at MLB in a 4-3 defense in this year’s draft class. You can’t go into the season without a starting caliber MLB.