When the Chargers cut running back LaDainian Tomlinson, we immediately pointed out the possibility of one Texas native joining forces with another Texas native who plays tailback in Minnesota.
Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Vikings “appear to have interest” in the 2006 NFL MVP.
Zulgad also writes that the Vikings “aren’t believed to have expressed interest” in veteran tailback Brian Westbrook, who played for the Eagles when Vikings coach Brad Childress served as the offensive coordinator in Philadelphia.
Before the Vikings act on that interest, they’ll need to determine whether Tomlinson is interested in being a backup to Adrian Peterson. L.T. might want to exhaust any opportunities to be the lead dog elsewhere before accepting a backup role.
Because Tomlinson was cut, the Vikings are free to sign him without regard to the rules of the “Final Eight Plan.”