Harris possibly in, Tapeh possibly out in Minnesota
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Two interesting nuggets out of Wednesday's media access at Minnesota's team headquarters:
1. Free agent linebacker Napoleon Harris will be in the Twin Cities later Wednesday for a physical, according to coach Brad Childress. Reports Tuesday night indicated Harris was planning to visit Detroit first, but it's not immediately clear whether he canceled that visit or will make it quick. Harris, who was released Tuesday by Kansas City, played middle linebacker for the Vikings in 2006 and is close to linebackers coach Fred Pagac.
2. Childress said the Vikings have had "pretty good dialogue" internally about fullback Thomas Tapeh, who only recently told the team that he had knee surgery in February. He has been inactive for the past four weeks and it's possible the Vikings are trying to reach some sort of contractual settlement. Less than a month after his surgery, Tapeh signed a five-year contract with the Vikings that included $1.25 million in guarantees.
We'll keep you updated on both fronts.