Hey, remember last night when I said that the Vikings were throwing their 2009 second-round pick into their trade offer for Jared Allen?
You do? Aw, crap.
Anyway, our good friend Judd Zulgad at the Star-Tribune is making it sound as though that's not the case.
This includes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Allen, who had 15 1/2 sacks in 14 games last season, remains tentatively scheduled to visit with that franchise this week. It's possible the Vikings could improve their offer in an attempt to eliminate competitors.
They COULD increase their offer. . .that tells me that they haven't done it yet.
Don't get me wrong, I still think that this is going to get done regardless. But, in my somewhat biased view, the less the Vikings have to pay, the better. I have no problem with them throwing in next year's #2 if it gets Allen here, but all other things being equal, #17 and #73 this year are just fine by me.
And remember, folks, tomorrow is the day that Daily Norseman v2.0 will hit the Internet. The transition will probably happen sometime during the late night/early morning hours, so by the time you wake up in the morning, it's possible that this very website will have a whole new look. I hope you've started reserving your accounts and learning a little bit about the new platform. . .the guys behind the scenes and I will try able to help you out as best we can.
Have a good evening, folks!