Henry Melton expected to visit Vikings on Thursday

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The Vikings signed defensive tackle Linval Joseph on Tuesday and they drafted defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd in the first round last year, but they are still thinking about adding to their options at the position.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Henry Melton is scheduled for a visit with the Vikings on Thursday. Melton, who came in at No. 32 on PFT’s Hot 100 list of free agents, is very familiar to Minnesota after four years with the Bears.

During those four years, Melton established himself as one of the better three technique defensive tackles in the game but his 2013 season came to an end after three games because of a torn ACL. Joseph appears to be set for the nose tackle spot with Floyd filling the three technique spot vacated by Kevin Williams, but Melton would give the Vikings options and enviable depth at the position.

They aren’t the only team interested in Melton, however. The Cowboys are also reportedly interested in securing his services and Melton’s agent Jordan Woy said that his client would be interested in playing for Dallas. If Melton did land with Jerry Jones’ crew, he’d be reunited with former Bears defensive coordinator and current Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.