A small off-to-the-side little news tidbit that snuck on to Twitter without a sound in the dead of night but is nonetheless intriguing: According to NFL insider Adam Caplan, the Vikings were one of at least two teams that put in a claim on fullback Jerome Felton, who was recently cut by the Lions. The Carolina Panthers by virtue of their worse 2010 record were awarded the player. Rotoworld says the Eagles also placed a claim on Felton.

This story is intriguing because it confirms our suspicions that the Vikings are not 100% satisfied with their current array of fullback options. Ryan D’Imperio came into camp as the presumptive starter, but hasn’t done anything to particularly impress anyone so far in the preseason, a circumstance that has allowed UDFA Matt Asiata to sneak into the conversation.

Vikings Put In a Claim on Former Lions Fullback Jerome Felton
Hmmmmm, this is a head scratcher. For a O-coord that has said numerous times that he doesn't need a FB, he sure is trying to get one that will work in the scheme.