Biggs: Wilf not cutting back in Minnesota
The Minnesota Vikings are 0-for-2 thus far when it comes to free agency.
The team has lost two unrestricted free agents – running back Chester Taylor and offensive lineman Artis Hicks – and it doesn’t appear the team has anything on the horizon right now other than a visit today from kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd.
Don’t confuse inactivity for a change in philosophy though. Owner Zygi Wilf assures that he’s not cutting back at all after the franchise fell one victory short of Super Bowl XLIV.
"Our actions of the last several years have spoken larger than words," Wilf said, according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "We spend when it's appropriate.
"I work with my guys. When we want somebody, we go after them; that's the way we've been doing it, and we'll continue to do so when the time comes. When the opportunity arises and when the time comes, we will go out and get that person, but right now we're really working on the draft
"It was a great season, and getting close, we're making ourselves that much hungrier to get back there and go for it again. We have the same team coming back, and we've got good guys, so we're going to give it a run, we're going to defend our division and we're going to move on."
Wilf reiterated what is already known, that the Vikings are willing to do whatever it takes to get No. 4 behind center for one more season. He’s also hopeful that the team, in its neverending quest to replace the Metrodome, can break through.
"I think there's a lot of enthusiasm for our team, and the importance that our team has for everybody in Minnesota makes it something that we have to deal with, and I think we're getting there."
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