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Report: Vikings make contract offer to Nick Easton

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He could be back in the fold again soon

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To this point in free agency, the Minnesota Vikings have not made any official moves to address their biggest area of need, the offensive line. However, they apparently have an offer out on the table for the man that they expected to be one of their starters up front last season.

Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that the Vikings have made an offer to Nick Easton, who they had penciled in as the starter at left guard before a herniated disk ended his 2018 season during Training Camp.

Easton was acquired via trade from the San Francisco 49ers in 2015, and had become a pretty solid starter at guard in 2017. His 2017 season was cut short by an ankle injury he suffered in the final road game of 2017 in Green Bay, and he missed all of last season with the disk issue.

The Vikings thought highly enough of Easton after the 2017 season to place a second-round tender on him as a restricted free agent. Now, with Easton not having played a meaningful football game since December of 2017, perhaps the team will be able to bring him back on a team-friendly deal to, at the very least, compete for his old starting spot at left guard.