Nov 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) makes a catch against Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agent Rumors: Vikings Had "Casual Chat" With Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie


After re-structuring a few contracts and freeing up a few more million in cap space, the Vikings as of now have the maneuverability to pull off a last significant free agent deal should they choose.

Henry Melton is believed to still be on their radar screen, and if they sign him, that will eat up what remains of their free space.

Some fans are asking, why not Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie instead?

The free agent cornerback has been taking visits (after reportedly turning down a $54 million deal with Denver). The Vikings reportedly contacted DRC, but according to Doogie, that contact was little more than a “casual chat” and no visit is planned.

DRC will visit with the Giants, according to various reports. He also has interest from the Jets.

Even after signing Captain Munnerlyn, the Vikings probably still are in the market to add at cornerback. The draft is always a possibility.

It wouldn’t surprise me to see the Vikes bring in another cheap option at cornerback to compete with the men already on the roster. Derek Cox was signed the other day but he is not a sure thing to even make the team.

Marcus Sherels and Shaun Prater are decent players but limited. Josh Robinson as we know is a major question mark.

The secondary is still a work-in-progress. But I wouldn’t count on DRC being brought in to fill the remaining gap.

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  • David Mallow

    They can draft another CB if they wish to add another for some competition. Maybe a guy like Stanley Jean-Baptiste or Keith McGill in the 3rd or 4th rounds would be good options. But I think the major need is depth and a starting SS, maybe a Clinton-Dix or Pryor in the first, Loston in the 3rd or even Isiah Lewis in the later rounds. There is a ton of talent at positions of need in this draft. Keep the money and draft . Trade down get 2 more picks and add 10 guys to the roster… I like that outcome the most

  • MikeH123

    It would be great to have 3 starting CBs but I doubt that is a luxury they can afford. They probably realized that after their chat.

  • Parody Parody

    Use the money to give Rudolph a new deal. All of our remaining needs should be filled through the draft.