Lost in the shuffle yesterday with the uniform spoilers and the schedule was the fact that two veteran players paid visits to the Minnesota Vikings yesterday. Neither of them are necessarily "big name" players, but they could both potentially provide some depth.
The first is cornerback Jacob Lacey. Lacey spent the first three years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts after being undrafted out of Oklahoma State in 2009, and played with the Detroit Lions last season, where he started nine games. He has six career interceptions, half of which came in his rookie season with the Colts, and 25 passes defended in his four seasons. The 5'10", 175-pound Lacey turns 26 in May, which would make him the oldest cornerback on the roster if he were to sign with the Vikings.
Take that last sentence however you want.
The other is a slightly more well-known name, as defensive end Lawrence Jackson made his way to Winter Park yesterday. Jackson was selected in the first round (28th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks out of Southern Cal, and spent his first two years in Seattle. He was then traded to the Lions for a sixth-round pick prior to the 2010 season. Jackson had six sacks for the Lions in his first season in Detroit, but has collected just seven in the two seasons since. In five NFL seasons, he has 19.5 career sacks and four forced fumbles.
Don't know if either of these guys would be anything to get super excited about, but as I said, they could both possibly provide some depth for our favorite football team.