With just a few days until the 2020 NFL Draft is set to begin, discussions of possible transactions are getting louder. So what are some of the latest Minnesota Vikings rumors?
We’re heading into the final stretch before the 2020 NFL Draft begins on Thursday which means some of the biggest Minnesota Vikings rumors are only going to heat up even more during the next few days.
For the past few weeks, there have been plenty of rumors floating around relating to the Vikings. Everything from trading for Odell Beckham Jr., giving Anthony Harris a long-term deal, and re-signing Everson Griffen.
So let’s dive into some of the most recent rumors surrounding Minnesota as they continue to prepare for the upcoming NFL Draft.
OBJ to Vikings not expected to happen
The rumor mill went a little crazy last Wednesday when it was reported that Minnesota was in talks with the Cleveland Browns to acquire Odell Beckham Jr. in a trade. The report has since been denied by the Browns and numerous NFL insiders.
Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman also chimed in with a report that Beckham landing with the Vikings is, “unlikely.” But Freeman did also mention that his league sources have told him, “it’s only a matter of time,” before Cleveland trades the talented receiver.
Minnesota remains in the running to land Williams
ESPN’s John Keim has reported in the recent past that the Vikings are a team that has shown interest in trading for current Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams. As the draft inches closer, Keim still believes Minnesota could be where place Williams lands as he recently mentioned the Vikings are a, “team to watch,” when it comes to dealing for the veteran offensive lineman.
Harris could still be on the move
Despite a report coming out on Friday that Minnesota and Anthony Harris are closer to agreeing to terms on a new contract, some still don’t think a return to the Twin Cities in 2020 is a guarantee for the safety.
On Saturday, ESPN’s Field Yates listed five players who could be traded during this year’s NFL Draft and Harris was among those included. Minnesota would free up over $11 million in cap space if they were to end up dealing the veteran safety.
Patriots looking to trade Thuney?
Nothing has really come out regarding the Vikings having any interest in trading for current New England Patriots left guard Joe Thuney. But it wouldn’t come as a shock if Minnesota attempted to land him during this week’s NFL Draft.
The Patriots placed the franchise tag on Thuney this year, but ESPN’s Mike Reiss believes the team could potentially still trade him for a second or third-round pick since New England and the offensive lineman reportedly aren’t close to agreeing to a new contract.
With a total of three selections in the second and third round this year and a need to upgrade at their starting left guard spot, the Vikings should be a team to keep an eye on as a possible destination for Thuney.