OL Schwartz has 'awesome' visit with Vikings

Free-agent offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz tweeted that he had an "awesome" visit with the Vikings, but he is continuing to visit at least one more team before deciding on his future.

Free-agent offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz tweeted that he had an "awesome" visit with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, but he is continuing his free-agent tour of teams.

Schwartz left Minnesota on Monday and flew for a scheduled visit with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean the Vikings are out of the running for the versatile lineman.

"FYI, taking all my visits doesn't mean one team is ahead. Just doing my due diligence," Schwartz tweeted.

The Vikings may actually have an advantage. Minnesota's offensive line coach, Jeff Davidson, coached Schwartz with the Carolina Panthers in 2009 and 2010. Davidson joined the Vikings in 2011, and Schwartz missed all of last season with a hip injury.

Before that, Schwartz – who was a seventh-round pick of the Panthers and wasn't offered a free-agent tender – had started 19 of 32 games with the Panthers, playing right tackle and right guard. The Vikings released both of their starting guards, Steve Hutchinson and Anthony Herrera, before free agency started last week.

Before visiting the Vikings, Schwartz also met with the Detroit Lions.


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