With Everson Griffen and Brian Robison locked up, the Vikings would appear to be set at defensive end. Now about the interior of that defensive line…
Yeah, defensive tackle is a different story. There’s Sharrif Floyd and then there’s no one.
It’s no surprise then that the Vikings are looking at a bunch of different options at defensive tackle. Paul Soliai and Arthur Jones have already come up. Master Tesfatsion of the Star-Trib reports that the Vikings have also shown interest in former Buccaneers tackle Derek Landri.
A journeyman player originally drafted by the Jaguars in the fifth round in 2007, Landri was recently cut by the Buccaneers with a year remaining on the two year deal he signed before 2013.
Knee problems hampered Landri in 2013, which could help explain why Lovie Smith was so quick to dump him.
Landri is seen as strictly a rotational player, so if the Vikings do pick him up, this would be a move to build depth on the defensive line.
Mostly what the Vikings need is a physical nose tackle, and Landri is not that.