Biggs: Vikings will meet with agent for RB Taylor

If Chester Taylor ultimately departs the Minnesota Vikings via free agency, it will not be because the team let him walk away without letting him know he’s wanted.

The team will meet with Taylor’s agent, Ken Sarnoff, at the combine later this week and it’s possible a contract offer could be made at that time, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Taylor has been a valuable piece for the Vikings for some time. He rushed for 1,216 yards in 2006 and served as a complementary back to Adrian Peterson the last three seasons. It will likely come down to what kind of offer Sarnoff believes his client can gets on the open market.

Taylor will turn 31 in September and his days as a No. 1 back could be gone. But he’s a versatile third-down back who also can fill in, and he could help any number of teams. Taylor is believed to like the situation in Minnesota, and that could aid the Vikings.

If Taylor departs, would LaDainian Tomlinson fit the Vikings’ needs? He’s polished when it comes to pass protection and is a skilled receiver. He might be a perfect complement to Peterson. Who knows, the arrival of Tomlinson could help convince a certain quarterback to give it a go one more time. Stay tuned.

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