Vikings not pressured to get LT deal done today

The Minnesota Vikings are not feeling the pressure to get a deal done with LaDainian Tomlinson today, even if he has a trip scheduled to visit the New York Jets lined up.

The Vikings brought Tomlinson in on Wednesday night and wined and dined him in Minneapolis, and reports are that he is at the team’s facility right now. If a deal isn’t struck, he will check in with the Jets, who could be in the market for a complementary back after cutting Thomas Jones.

"There's no pressure to say, hey, we have to get it done today,” personnel boss Rick Spielamn told KFAN radio this morning, according to Rick Spielman of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

“I think we just sit back and go through the process," Spielman said. "If he leaves here and we don't get something done, we're going to be fine."

When Tomlinson was cut and it was evident Chester Taylor would not be returning to the Vikings, we wrote right here that he would be a terrific fit for Minnesota. He does everything well that the team is looking for in a third-down back. If the team believes he has enough gas left in the tank to be productive, the move makes perfect sense. We’ll see if something gets done.

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