How bad is the Vikings defense? Bad enough to justify taking a look at a guy who was arrested in the offseason on weapons charges.
Per a league source, former Colts safety Joe Lefeged had a tryout in Minnesota on Tuesday. Lefeged allegedly fled from police during a June incident. The car from which he ran contained a loaded gun — and a receipt showing he had purchased it.
The bigger problem is that opposing offenses currently are fleeing from the Vikings defense at an alarming rate. They’re next to last in the league in yards allowed, at more than 418 per game. And only the Jaguars and Giants have allowed more points per game than the Vikings, who have surrendered 31.6 on average.
The interest in Lefeged likely can be traced to the foot injury suffered Sunday by starting safety Harrison Smith.
The more amazing aspect of the team’s tryout Tuesday is that Lefeged was the only guy who got a look-see. On a defense that bad, there surely are other guys currently unemployed who could help the cause.