In 2011, the Minnesota Vikings allowed a total of 4,019 yards through the air, which ranked them as the league's 26th best pass defense. Quite obviously, improvement is necessary on the back end in Minnesota moving forward. The team cut ties with cornerback Cedric Griffin at the start of the offseason and has since added former Chicago Bear Zack Bowman.
Wednesday, the team reached an agreement with its second cornerback this offseason.
According to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with former Baltimore Raven Chris Carr on a one-year contract.
Primarily a slot-cornerback with special teams capabilities, Carr won't set the world ablaze in Minnesota, but should provide quality depth in the team's secondary.
At this point, one must wonder just how realistic it is for the Vikings to select LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne with the third overall pick on draft day. Despite earlier rumblings the team was considering the former LSU Tiger, they now have a sizable group at the position, with seven cornerbacks currently on the roster.
In three seasons with the Ravens, Carr -- a former undrafted free agent from Boise State -- totaled 116 tackles, 2.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and four interceptions.
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