Minnesota Vikings reportedly had interest in RT Gosder Cherilus


Word coming from the Minnesota Vikings and their supposedly in-the-know media minions is that the team is happy to go ahead with T.J. Clemmings at RT in place of the injured Phil Loadholt, so don’t expect them to look at any outside options.

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But a report from ESPN insider Ed Werder suggests the Vikings already have looked at outside options, which can only lead us to conclude that they’re not as comfortable with Clemmings as we’re being led to believe.

According to Werder, had former Lions and Colts tackle Gosder Cherilus not signed with the Tampa Buccaneers on Monday, the Vikings would have brought the journeyman in for a visit.

Gosder Cherilus? For real? I guess Ryan Cook isn’t available then.

I personally would rather take a chance with the rookie Clemmings than go with a bottom-of-the-barrel free agent like Cherilus, but it seems the Vikings have different thoughts on the matter.

So the next time the Vikings say they’re happy with Clemmings as a replacement for Loadholt, keep in mind Werder’s report.

They’re happy with Clemmings? That’s why, the very day they confirmed Loadholt’s Achilles tendon tear, they planned to bring in Gosder Cherilus.

Is J’Marcus Webb available? How about Bryant McKinnie?

Scrambling for veteran free agents at this time of the year is brutal. The Loadholt injury is looking like a bigger bummer all the time.

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