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Vikings Free Agency Update: Lacy Chooses, Murray Visits, Cook Possible

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We take a look at some of the free agency news for the Vikings.

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We’re nearly a full week into free agency, so let’s take a look at some of the news that is surrounding the Minnesota Vikings on this Tuesday.

Lacy Chooses Seahawks over Vikings, Packers

Running back Eddie Lacy did some traveling this past week, paying visits to both the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings. He also checked back in with the Green Bay Packers to see what they had to offer, but today decided to ink a deal with the Seahawks. It is rumored to be a one-year deal worth as much as $5.5 million.

I’m not sure how much of a loss this is, to be honest. Yes, Lacy might have been a decent fit in the Minnesota offense, but he’s coming off of an injury, and there was a rumor circulating that he weighed in at 267 pounds on one of his visits. I’m guessing those two things are connected, but it’s still a little bit of an alarm.

Latavius Murray Visiting Vikings Today

Speaking of running backs, the Vikings are today playing host to Latavius Murray, formerly of the Oakland Raiders.

There were reports that the Vikings had interest in Murray prior to the start of the free agency period, and Murray has made some visits as well. He would work nicely in a rotation with Jerick McKinnon and whoever the Vikings select in this year’s draft at the running back position. He’s very good in pass protection and is capable out of the backfield as well. We’ll see if anything materializes.

Jared Cook Potentially Visiting Minnesota?

With the loss of Rhett Ellison in free agency, the Vikings might be looking to free agency for assistance at the tight end position. Jared Cook, who played last season in Green Bay, is rumored to be coming to Minnesota if he can’t work out a deal with Seattle, where he is visiting today.

Cook is much more of a receiving tight end than Ellison was, and didn’t do a whole lot this year in Green Bay outside of one big catch in the playoffs. In the regular season, he had 30 catches for 377 yards and a touchdown while missing six games with an injury. With as loaded as the tight end class is in this year’s draft, I’m not sure if bringing Cook on board would be a wise decision, particularly for what it’s likely going to cost.

That’s a quick look at some of what’s happening with the Vikings in free agency today. If there are updates or changes, we will have them here for you right away.