Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Devonta Freeman (8) runs for a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Minnesota Vikings eying Devonta Freeman to backup Adrian Peterson?

The Minnesota Vikings lost backup running back Toby Gerhart to the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason and while they haven’t rushed to fill his void, it appears they’re more in the running back market than they let on.

Minnesota said that finding a replacement for Gerhart would happen in house but it appears that their eyes are at least wondering a little to the outside world.

According to National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson, former Florida State Seminoles running back Devonta Freeman will be working out with the Vikings next week.

 

This is either very significant or just due diligence, although the Vikings have no real reasons for due diligence on a running back unless they were thinking about taking one — thus making it significant.

Minnesota have not had a ‘one-two punch’ with Adrian Peterson since Chester Taylor bolted early in Peterson’s career, but with his health starting to teeter due to solely carrying the load it appears the Vikings are at least open to the idea of adding a young speedster to help out.

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