VikingBuzz BLOG: 9/3.2

There is competition for the services of ex-Jaguars special teamer Nick Sorenson ... Plus, a few other ex-Viking notes and jottings in today's SECOND edition of the buzz.

Vikings aren’t only team interested in Sorenson

The Vikings aren’t the only team with interest in former Jacksonville Jaguars safety and special teams ace Nick Sorenson, who is reportedly scheduled to workout at Winter Park on Tuesday.

Sorenson has also had visits with Cleveland and New Orleans so far, so it appears he is a hot commodity.  Interest by the Vikings is to bring improvement to their coverage units on special teams, an area where Sorenson excels.

Where are they now?  LB Grant Wiley

Former West Virginia linebacker Grant Wiley spent two seasons with the Vikings, one on injured reserve and one on the practice squad.  He showed some flashes on defense and did a nice job on special teams but injuries limited his pro career.

Nowadays, you would hardly recognize him, because he’s lost about 60 pounds from the days when he was a 240-pound linebacker.  He is now a budding actor.

This article highlights his new career off the football field.  Here’s what he looked like when he played football (photo).

Herron will move inside with Patriots

The New England Patriots claimed linebacker David Herron off waivers from the Vikings, foiling their chances to bring him back to their practice squad.  But the Patriots have plans for Herron as they will move him to inside linebacker in their 3-4 defense according to this report.

The Patriots, like any team claiming a player on waivers, inherit the three-year contract Herron had signed with the Vikings.

It will be interesting to see if Herron sticks after the exemptions for CB Asante Samuel and S Rodney Harrison elapse.

Will Mosley trade come back to haunt Vikings?

The player the Vikings traded to the New York Jets when they acquired quarterback Brooks Bollinger was defensive tackle C.J. Mosley, a sixth-round draft pick by the Vikings in 2005.

Mosley played sparingly with the Jets last season after being acquired in the opening-season roster shuffle trade with the Vikings.  He ended up playing in only five games with the Jets, but recorded seven tackles, including one sack.

But Mosley has been terrific during preseason action this summer with the Jets.  Against the Eagles he had five tackles, three sacks and forced two fumbles.

With the Vikings searching for better depth at defensive tackle before they added Fred Evans, you have to think that Mosley could have been a key player for the Vikings had he still been around.

It will be interesting to see how history reflects on coach Brad Childress’ loyalty and fondness for Bollinger as the careers of Mosley and Tyler Thigpen continue.

Scott essentially released by Eagles

It’s official now, the Philadelphia Eagles have paved the way for releasing DT Ian Scott, whom they signed as an unrestricted free agent from the Bears this spring.

Scott was placed on something called the minor injured reserve list.  Under the terms of minor injured reserve, Scott will be released as soon as he is healthy enough to play again.  Scott, who missed the entire preseason with knee inflammation, will then be eligible to sign with any team except the Eagles.

The Vikings were among the teams at one point interested in signing Scott this past offseason.

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