The Vikings Have Spoken to Eric Weddle

Hat aficionado and 1500 ESPN contributor Darren “Doogie” Wolfson tweets this about San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle:

Via David Canter, free agent safety Eric Weddle’s agent, when asked if he’s been in contact w/ the #Vikings: “Yes. We’ve spoken.”

If the Vikings are indeed in pursuit of Weddle, you can probably kiss goodbye Madieu Williams. And who will shed a tear for the underperforming Madoo? Not I.

Okay I’m getting a little loopy from trying to keep up with all this stuff.

On Weddle: He’s considered a sure tackler, not necessarily a speed burner but fast enough, and a smart player who hopefully would hold down one of the two safety positions with a little more assurance than Madieu did the last couple of seasons. I suppose the Vikes could always sign Weddle and keep Madieu but…God I hope that’s not what they’re thinking.

Update: More signs the Vikings may be ready to part ways with Madieu Williams and replace him with Eric Weddle (or someone else). Reports say the Vikings are not attempting to restructure Williams’ contract, an almost certain sign they mean to cut him outright. Williams’ agent, when asked about the Vikings possibly approaching Williams to renegotiate, had the following stern response: “That would not be a smart move on the Vikings behalf. He would never go for that.” You’re right agent guy. The smart move would be to send him packing.

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