On the same day the Vikings hope to sign a key player on offense, they’re kicking the tire on a key player on defense.
Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, the 2013 NFL defensive rookie of the year, currently is in Minnesota for a visit, per a source with knowledge of the situation.
The Jets traded Richardson to the Seahawks last year for receiver Jermaine Kearse and a second-round pick. The Seahawks opted not to tag Richardson, but they hope to keep him.
It’s the first visit for Richardson, one of the rare top free agents who didn’t have a deal in place before free agency opened.