Signing longtime Packers players as free-agents has worked well in the past for the Vikings.
The trend may continue.
The Vikings would have an interest in free agent receiver Donald Driver if he does not decide to retire, according to Drew Smith of Green Bay station FOX 11.
Driver, 37, still believes he can be a No.1 or No. 2 receiver in this league, but he is undecided on whether he will don a different uniform.
“I think I could go to any team and be either their number one or number two guy and be solid for another three years, “ Driver told FOX 11 two weeks ago. “The question is do I want to see myself in another uniform? Will my family want to see that? If nobody wants to see it at the end of the day, it will still be a tough decision because I’ve always said I only want to wear that green and gold and nothing else.”
Other longtime Packers receiver Greg Jennings reportedly put his Wisconsin home on the market, according to Pro Football Talk. It is widely speculated that he would leave in free-agency after the season ended.
Jennings, 29, is likely to command a big payday, which would go against what Vikings GM Rick Spielman has preached. Spielman said he would enter free-agency with the same mentality as last season, where they pursued lower-tiered players.
Minnesota projects to be about $12.3 million under their adjusted cap for 2013, but can free up much more cap space by re-negotiating contracts with high cap numbers.
Signing longtime legendary Packers players Brett Favre, Ryan Longwell and Darren Sharper turned out to be great investments for the Vikings—for the most part. It is not out of question for them to do it again.
The Vikings pursued Packers receiver James Jones a couple seasons ago when Jones was a free-agent. Jones elected to re-sign with Green Bay.