There were some reports over the past few days that the Minnesota Vikings could be close to signing veteran linebacker Brian Urlacher, but were also conflicting reports that the team was not interested in his services. To clear things up, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier appeared on NFL Network on Wednesday morning to discuss the team’s potential interest in signing Urlacher.
According to Frazier, there is none at the current time. Minnesota wants to evaluate their own talent before making a decision.
“Brian has been a great player in our league for a long, long time,” Frazier said. “He was a thorn in our side for many years. At this point we want to look at the guys on our roster, give them a chance to compete for the middle linebacker position then we’ll see where it takes us.”
Erin Henderson will be given every opportunity to win the starting middle linebacker position, with Audie Cole and rookie Michael Mauti in the mix.
If none of those options satisfy the Vikings, Urlacher could be getting a call down the road if he is still standing in the unemployment line.