NFL rumors: Packers might pounce on Vikings turmoil by signing Professional Bowl defender

The Vikings entered the 2020 offseason facing an array of tough questions about their roster, and thus far, they’ve but to point out they will type a greater group than the one which was blasted within the NFC divisional spherical by the 49ers in January.

Minnesota traded Stefon Diggs, entered a contract dispute with Dalvin Cook and stays financially dedicated to the ever-underwhelming Kirk Cousins at quarterback. Now, the Vikings might watch a 2019 Professional Bowl gamers go away for the rival Packers.

Inexperienced Bay has reportedly emerged as a lead candidate to signal free-agent edge rusher Everson Griffen, who recorded eight sacks final yr and will bolster an already formidable front-seven at Lambeau Discipline.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer stated this previous weekend that he has not heard something about Griffen resuming contract discussions with Minnesota.

“I do not know,” Zimmer told reporters. “He texted me the opposite day telling me congratulations (on the contract extension) and issues like that. I might like to have him again, he is at all times been one in all my guys, so if that occurs, that’d be nice, however I do not know the place that’s proper now.”

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Inexperienced Bay has handled its personal drama this offseason following its determination to pick out quarterback Jordan Love within the first spherical. There was hypothesis about how that transfer may sit with Aaron Rodgers, and members of the team expressed surprise on the choice.

When it comes to roster development, the Packers have been criticized for not prioritizing receivers past the signing of Devin Funchess.

However Inexperienced Bay has in all probability not handled fairly the extent of public upheaval as the Vikings, and the group might maybe additional sting its rival by following via on its reported pursuit of Griffen.