Report: J’Marcus Webb visited with Vikings

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The Vikings didn’t rush to re-sign tackle J’Marcus Webb when he became a free agent, but the door to a return may still be open.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Webb visited with the team on Wednesday to discuss a return after playing in eight games for the Vikings in 2013. Webb started one of those games and would likely again be ticketed for a backup role behind Matt Kalil and Phil Loadholt if a deal is struck.

His shot at that backup role wouldn’t be blocked by any draftees as the Vikings moved in other directions during the draft. They’ve signed four tackles as undrafted free agents to go with Mike Remmers and Kevin Murphy, so there’s not much experienced competition either.

Webb started 44 games for the Bears between 2010-2012 and struggled at left tackle before Chicago signed Jermon Bushrod to replace him before last season. He’s also visited with the Chiefs this offseason.

27 responses to “Report: J’Marcus Webb visited with Vikings

  1. Was always more concerned with “J-Webb Nation” than learning how to play his position.

    I hope MN passes on him-a genuinely think a rookie will be better for them than this guy.

  2. Just resign him for a back up, Starting O- line LT Matt Kalil LG David Yankey C John Sullivan RG Branden Fusco RT Phil Loadholt Best line in the NFC North!!!!

  3. Go ahead Webb, sign up with the Purple. I have it on good authority that this is the year the Vikings begin their dynasty.


  4. The Minnesotta Vikings are a JV squad compared to New England and Teddy “Bust” Bridgewater will just be another awful quarterback for a non winning franchise

  5. Vikings signed Antonio Richardson who would’ve been drafted at least in the 2nd-3rd round if injury wasn’t such a concern about him. I think they’re set at that postion, unless Webb can play guard and tackle then sign him for depth.

  6. As a true Viking and football fan, if this is just a back up signing, what does it hurt? If it is a minimum dollar amount, if he is that bad, he won’t make the roster and they can cut him in training camp.

    Thank you to the few of the true fans left on here who like to talk football. It is nice to see some of you here still.

    Everyone is 0-0 right now.

    Is the season here yet?

  7. Antonio Richardson definetly looks like he can be an even backup to either end of that line most likely RT and if Webb is signed he would back up the other Tackle spot. Vikings could use him for depth but don’t Need him

  8. Vikings got the steal of the draft in 5th round guard David Yankey.

    Our offense will be fine, teams in the division should be more worried about the Zimmer run defense with linval jospeh, harrison smith, captain munnerlyn, xavier rhodes, anthony barr, chad greenway, everson griffen, brian robison, corey wootton and sharrif floyd.

  9. Has it come to this? Now the Bear’s fans are acting like Packer fans..

    Give me a break and hold off with the doomsday scenerios — he’s a BACKUP.

  10. There’s nothing wrong with signing him to a minimum contract with nothing guaranteed. Maybe something will click with him when he works with real coaches. I don’t think he’s had coaches worth a crap yet, in the NFL. Maybe Norv and Co. can teach him something. If not, Richardson should do fine as the backup tackle.

  11. The Vikings have enough turnstiles at the gates of their stadium, they don’t need to employ another one on their offensive line.

    Webb not only sucks, but sucks so bad that even the Vikings don’t want him anymore.

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