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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Vikings interested in another safety

The Vikings were one of three teams that expressed an interest in Nick Sorensen, a safety who was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.

The website Pro Football Talk first reported the Vikings' interest, and agent Ron del Duca told the Pioneer Press this morning that Sorensen will work out Monday or Tuesday at Winter Park.

Sorensen, who started his career at Virginia Tech as a quarterback, enters his seventh season in the NFL. He was one of the Jaguars' special teams aces, which apparently is the reason the Vikings are interested.

The Vikings were shaky in coverage this preseason.

The interest in Sorensen is interesting, since they've got three players behind starters Dwight Smith and Darren Sharper. It appeared someone was going to be the odd man out, among Greg Blue, Mike Doss and Tank Williams. But does this mean that two are in trouble?

Blue was solid last season on special teams, although he isn't the surest of tacklers. Remarkably, none of these three players had a single special teams tackle during this preseason.


Blogger MD said...

I think management is finally realizing Darren Sharper has lost a step and these other retreads are retreads for a reason. Can't the vikings draft a decent safety?

12:49 PM  
Blogger J. Ryan said...

Sorenson is ST and ST only. With the Vikes cutting Owens and the general ineptitude of the backup DBs on special teams units, this move (if it happens) makes sense.

Speaking of special teams, I'm curious if the Vikes will take a look at any KR/PRs that get cut . . . it didn't seem to me that anyone they currently have stood out though whether or not someone who's been cut will be any better.

Also, would you be shocked if they pick up Dirk Johnson?

1:23 PM  
Blogger J. Ryan said...

Whoops . . . I left out "it's *debatable*" from "whether or not someone who's been cut will be any better."

(e.g., Bethel Johnson, Eddie Drummond, Jeremy Bloom)

Also, any else notice that Ryan Hoag might make the Redskins???

1:25 PM  
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