With right tackle Phil Loadholt done for the season due to a torn pec, the Vikings need help at tackle.
They explored getting that help by bringing in veterans J’Marcus Webb and Eric Winston for tryouts on Tuesday, per a league source.
Webb appeared in eight games for the Vikings last year, with one start. He’s perhaps best known for getting bumped by Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on national television when Webb was Cutler’s left tackle.
Winston, the current NFLPA president, started 16 regular-season games from 2007 through 2013 with the Texans, Chiefs, and Cardinals. He spent some of training camp with the Seahawks, and he has gotten periodic look-sees throughout the season.
Neither Webb nor Winston have been signed by the Vikings, yet.
Loadholt will be replaced in the starting lineup by Mike Harris, who arrived to the NFL undrafted in 2012 and spent two years with the Chargers. Harris has 27 regular-season appearances and 12 starts. Sunday will be his first as a Viking.