The Vikings are apparently sniffing around the veteran free agent market and looking into corners, as they worked out veteran Orlando Scandrick earlier today, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network (Twitter link).
We haven’t heard anything about Scandrick all offseason, but it seems like he could resurface soon. Pelissero notes that the Vikings are “keeping the door open for possibly signing Scandrick during camp.” Scandrick signed a two-year, $10MM deal with the Redskins last offseason, but didn’t even make it through the preseason with the team. Washington cut him in mid-August, and he was scooped up by the Chiefs.
Scandrick ended up appearing in 15 games for Kansas City, making seven starts. He finished the year with 44 tackles, 13 passes defended, and an interception. Before signing with the Redskins, Scandrick played the first ten seasons of his career with the Cowboys. He had some good years in Dallas, but had declined sharply due to multiple injuries by the end of his run there.
Simply put, there’s a reason he didn’t make it through camp with the Redskins. With Scandrick in tow, the Chiefs had one of the worst secondaries in the league. He’s 32 now, and probably doesn’t have much left in the tank. If the Vikings signed him, it would be as depth. This news comes on the heels of cornerback Holton Hill being suspended for eight games yesterday, so a signing wouldn’t be shocking.
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