Vikings Linked to Veteran Safety Addition in Free Agency

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Minnesota Vikings have been linked to potentially add veteran safety Will Parks in free agency.
The Minnesota Vikings have been linked to potentially add veteran safety Will Parks in free agency. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

After missing the NFL playoffs for the second time in the past three years in 2020, the Minnesota Vikings will look to turn the page in 2021. Throughout the offseason, the Vikings rebuilt their secondary, a unit that finished giving up the eighth-most passing yards per game last season (258.8).

In addition to the free agent corner additions of Patrick Peterson and Bashaud Breeland, Minnesota isn't done tinkering their new secondary unit. On Thursday, reports suggested the Vikings are linked to former Denver Broncos safety Will Parks in a rumored free agent acquisition.

Minnesota Vikings Will Parks Rumors

According to Vikings reporter Ben Goessling, Parks is a name the team has sought after on previous occasions. The team will eye additional depth at the safety position, especially given the minor injuries that starter Xavier Woods and backup Josh Metellus have struggled with throughout camp.

Parks recently signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs but was among their second round of training camp cuts. He's set to enter his sixth NFL season after stints with the Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and Chiefs.

Parks' is known for his versatility in the secondary, with a proven ability to play both safety positions as well as slot corner. He's racked up 180 combined (131 solo) tackles with 4 interceptions and 13 passes defended as a depth secondary option across five years.

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