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


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

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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