Former Minnesota Vikings' guard Steve Hutchinson, who played for the team from 2006 to 2011, would like to return to the team. Not to help fill the team's need at left guard or anything (though I'm sure you could argue he'd still be an upgrade at this point), but as a member of the team's scouting department.
"I've been talking a little bit with the Vikings about potentially scouting a little bit," Hutchinson told the Pioneer Press. "They got to kind of see. I've got to get settled in down there first and see what the lay of the land is. If they need a presence down South or something, depending on what they might need my skill set for (we might make a deal) . But it's nothing that's set in stone right now; it's kind of just talk right now."
Hutchinson, who played his college ball at the University of Michigan, has moved with his family to Nashville, Tennesee, in order to be closer to family that lives in the southern part of the country. He spent half of his 12-year NFL career with the Vikings, having played five years with the Seattle Seahawks before coming to Minnesota under the famed "poison pill" contract he signed in 2006. (His Twitter handle, if you'd like to give him a follow, is actually @poisonpill76.) His final season in 2012 was spent with the Tennessee Titans.
A look at Hutchinson's resume shows that he certainly has the credentials to be enshrined in Canton one day. It's kind of cool that he wants to be a part of the organization again, and hopefully the Vikings will be able to find room for him on the scouting staff.