Former Redskins Rocky McIntosh will not be plying his trade in Minnesota. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Back while the whole stadium kerfluffle. . .yeah, I think that's a real word. . .the Minnesota Vikings managed to sneak in a workout with free agent linebacker Rocky McIntosh, late of the Washington Redskins. Since he had played both the inside and outside linebacker positions, it was wondered where he would fit in with the Vikings.
So, as it stands now, the Vikings' starting linebackers appear to have Jasper Brinkley (returning from a hip injury that cost him all of 2011) in the middle, with Chad Greenway and Erin Henderson on the outside. The Vikings have some folks in camp competing for spots, such as Larry Dean, Marvin Mitchell, and Soloman Elimimian, but it is unknown at this point if they will attempt to bring in more players at the linebacker position.
Still no word on the progress of attempts to potentially re-sign E.J. Henderson, who has started for the Vikings in the middle in recent years. When we last heard, he was looking for significantly more money than the Vikings (or anyone else, apparently) are willing to offer him, which is why he's still out on the market.