Minnesota made a contract offer to free-agent running back DeDe Dorsey before he signed with Detroit this week, prompting Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune to wonder what is the Vikings' plan for backup tailback Chester Taylor.
Taylor's contract expires next month, and he is eligible for unrestricted free agency whether or not the NFL moves to an uncapped season. There is no way the Vikings considered Dorsey a possible replacement, but there's also no guarantee they plan to bring back Taylor, either.
Taylor has been a backup for all but one season of his career and has a relatively small total of 1,028 carries over eight seasons. But he will turn 31 in September and it's not often that you see teams spend significant money on a running back over the age of 30.
There are no obvious replacements on the Vikings' roster. As always, stay tuned.
Continuing around the NFC North:
Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com offers a nice primer on restricted free agency. We'll be getting to that as free agency approaches.
ESPN's Ron Jaworski analyzes all 26 of Jay Cutler's interceptions last season for Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News doesn't think it makes football sense for the Lions to sign receiver Donte Stallworth, who reportedly will work out with them this week: "The Lions need receiving help, but my goodness, they have to stop reaching for answers."
Tim Twentyman of the News sees no harm in taking a risk-free look at Stallworth.
Brett Favre and his family are still supporting Wisconsin charities, writes Tony Walter of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.