Vikings reportedly had interest in making a trade with the Eagles
By Adam Patrick
The Minnesota Vikings reportedly expressed interest in acquiring safety Will Parks.
Tuesday’s trade deadline came and went and it wasn’t very eventful for the Minnesota Vikings. With only two wins in their first seven games, some felt the Vikings might look to unload some of their most expensive assets before this season’s deadline. But that didn’t end up being the case.
Instead, guys like Kyle Rudolph, Anthony Harris, Riley Reiff, Adam Thielen, and Harrison Smith will remain with Minnesota for at least the remainder of the year.
Even though the Vikings were unable to make a deal on Tuesday, they apparently still made a call to at least one team to see if they could add a new player to their roster.
Minnesota Vikings reportedly contacted Philadelphia Eagles about a potential trade
With the current state of Minnesota’s secondary looking worse and worse as each week goes by, the team reportedly spoke with the Philadelphia Eagles to see if they could add someone to improve their defensive backfield.
According to the Star Tribune’s Ben Goessling, the Vikings had “preliminary discussions,” with the Eagles about a possible deal that would have sent Philadelphia safety Will Parks to the Twin Cities.
Obviously, no deal was made, but Goessling also pointed out that Minnesota’s interest in Parks is something to pay attention to since he will be a free agent in 2021.
This season, Parks has appeared in three games for the Eagles and started in two of them. Prior to 2020, he spent four years with the Denver Broncos where he racked up a total of 15 starts.
Acquiring Parks would have likely been something to help the Vikings to upgrade their safety depth since they already have two starters in Anthony Harris and Harrison Smith. So it’s actually a bit puzzling why Minnesota wasn’t able to work out a deal with Philadelphia to acquire a backup safety.
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A deal for Parks might have required Vikings general manager Rick Spielman to give up one of his prized seventh-round draft picks though. So maybe it’s not too surprising that a trade wasn’t completed after all?