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Linebacker options best explored early

Khaseem Greene (Charles LeClaire/USA Today)

If negotiations with the Vikings' free-agent linebackers don't work out, there are options that make sense for the Vikings early in the draft, according to analyst Mike Mayock.

If the Vikings are unable to sign their free-agent linebackers – or unwilling to meet their price point for new contracts – there are options to backfill with youth. Outside linebacker Erin Henderson and middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley are both scheduled to be free agents, but the Vikings are meeting with the representatives for all of their free agents at the NFL Scouting Combine in... Recommended Stories