The Minnesota Vikings were not very active in free agency, most notably re-signing quarterback Matt Cassel, defensive end Everson Griffin and wide receiver Jerome Simpson while adding defensive lineman Linval Joseph, a former New York Giants’ standout.
The Vikings obviously hope to rely on the younger players taking the next step, including their three first round picks last season, defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd, cornerback Xavier Rhodes and explosive wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
The Vikings do want to address a few more needs before the draft and they are very interested in adding safety Kurt Coleman.
According to Adam Schefter, Coleman is visiting the Vikings.
O’Brien Schofield, @ob_scho, who failed physical with Giants, passed one today with Titans. Also, Eagles S Kurt Coleman is visiting Vikings.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2014
Coleman was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 244th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. The former Ohio State Buckeye competed for playing time immediately, playing in 15 games and making 36 tackles and an interception as a rookie. He became a major contributor, but fell out of favor last season, finishing with just 14 tackles.