On Monday, it was revealed by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport that Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Marcus Davenport is likely going to be out of action for the next four weeks due to a high ankle sprain he suffered in the team's win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Rapoport also mentioned that the severity of Davenport's injury could ultimately lead to the Vikings placing him on injured reserve, which would then require him to miss, at the very minimum, the team's next four games.
If this goes as expected, a spot on Minnesota's roster will open up, and the team will likely want to fill that opening with another pass rusher, either with someone from their current practice squad or with someone from outside of their organization.
If the Vikings are interested in seeing if someone from outside of their locker room might be a good option to sign while Davenport recovers, who are some of the possible pass rushers the team could add to their roster in the near future?
1. Frank Clark
Recently released by the Denver Broncos after appearing in just two games this season, it likely won't be long until three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Frank Clark winds up with another team. So if Minnesota has any interest in signing Clark, they should be making an attempt sooner rather than later.
Before landing with the Broncos earlier this year, Clark spent his previous four seasons as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. During his time with the Chiefs, he averaged around six sacks and 26 pressures per season.
At 30-years-old, Clark should still have some juice left in the tank to be a productive pass rusher out on the field. But, the Vikings adding him will, of course, depend on the price it would cost to sign him.