Despite a report expressing interest by the Minnesota Vikings in free agent linebacker Brian Urlacher, the Vikings don’t appear to be pursuing the 34-year old, eight-time Pro Bowl selection.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Vikings aren’t currently interested in bringing Urlacher to Minnesota. Instead, they plan on relying on players already on the roster to fill their void at middle linebacker.
The most likely move for the Vikings will be to move Erin Henderson inside to middle linebacker. Minnesota is also expected to look at Audie Cole and Tyrone McKenzie as well as seventh-round draft pick Michael Mauti. If none of those options step up an take hold of the position, the Vikings could theoretically circle back to Urlacher if he’s still available. For now, the Vikings appear to feel comfortable with what they already have.