Former Vikings guard Nick Easton visits Saints

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Former Minnesota Vikings guard Nick Easton visited the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, per Field Yates of ESPN.com.

Easton missed all of last season for the Vikings after injuring his neck in the preseason. Easton required surgery and landed on injured reserve.

He started 12 of 16 games for the Vikings in 2017 before a fractured ankle injured his season in December. The Vikings placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Easton to keep him with the team last season only to lose him for the year before the regular season began.

Per the report, Easton could still end up back with the Vikings but he is getting interest on the market

Easton has appeared in 23 career games for Minnesota with 17 starts.

9 responses to “Former Vikings guard Nick Easton visits Saints

  1. Vikings are jumping up and down about resigning Barr but the O-line has not only not gotten better, they’ve dropped Remmers and now Easton might be gone. I guess they plan on drafting exclusively O-line to fill out this roster.

  2. If Easton returns fully healthy, the Vikings will need him. That’s one of the reasons I was surprised they didn’t clear more cap room with Griffen prior to the official start of free agency.

    If they’re going to do anything to address the OL before the draft, they need to clear more cap room, which means pulling the trigger on trading one of those CBs. I get resigning Barr, but I would have preferred to have them re-up Richardson over Griffen, who has two very promising prospects waiting in the wings to take his spot, and is coming off a year where he missed several games.

    Given that water under the bridge, the Vikings are going to need to draft at least two offensive lineman in the first two rounds of the draft, even if Easton (who has proven injury prone) re-ups. Once again, the OL goes without being addressed….not good.

  3. His injury cost a Vikings team that had a legitimate chance to host a SB. It caused the Vikings to resuffle their oline the last couple games of the season and playoffs and all last year. The Vikings never recovered. Spielman on the cheap on the Oline because all Zim wants is players for the D. Or a CB.

  4. Well you need 7 starting offensive lineman because on average 2 starters missed every game last year. Right now they have 3 starters. And you know we need cornerbacks in the draft.

  5. If it was an ideal scenario Easton would be a valued back up signing at OG and C. It’s not, should have let Barr walk and traded/released Everson. Money could have been used for a OG like Saffold from the Rams he inked a $44M/ 4 yr. deal with the Titans. Zimmer knows how to develop talent on the D side of ball. We had our LB Wilson who subbed for Barr when he was out with injuries and could have drafted LB and signed a vet with the saved money. Weatherly could step in as starter for Everson and Bowers and company backing him up. Since Mike Tice(explain to me why we haven’t brought him back) left we have done a dismal job of drafting and developing the OL. Now we are rolling the dice on the draft and gaining additional draft picks on a potential trade of Waynes and will probably sign 2nd tier FA OL.
    Geez…knew going into this year the problem is the OL…Note to Spielmen…Identify the problem, come up with the solution and implement it!!!!

  6. Easton is getting up there in age so it is at this point in their careers that players start seriously evaluating a prospective team’s chances of winning a Superbowl. Let’s see, the Saints were a blown pass interference call away from playing in the 2018 Superbowl and the Vikings went from a blowout in the 2017 NFC Championship game to missing the playoffs altogether in 2018.

    Doesn’t take a genius to figure out what is likely to happen next.

  7. I honestly thought he was back from injury and ready to play. I didn’t even realize there was a possibility he could go elsewhere. My bad. I am gonna trust the new oline coach Dennison on this one. Bring him back if it makes sense but this neck thing is concerning. We don’t have much of a line let alone good depth so make sure medically we can count on this guy.

  8. whatjusthapped says:
    March 15, 2019 at 1:01 pm
    Easton is getting up there in age so it is at this point in their careers that players start seriously evaluating a prospective team’s chances of winning a Superbowl. Let’s see, the Saints were a blown pass interference call away from playing in the 2018 Superbowl and the Vikings went from a blowout in the 2017 NFC Championship game to missing the playoffs altogether in 2018.

    Doesn’t take a genius to figure out what is likely to happen next.
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    Yet your bad mouthing other teams when your team has won 7 games, then 6 and has a rookie coach with an injury prone qb. Doesn’t take a genius to figure their direction out, but you’ve never really been accused of being one either.

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