The Minnesota Vikings will be without the services of one defensive back as the Antoine Winfield injury that occurred on Monday Night Football will keep the veteran out for the rest of the season. A familiar name might replace him, however, as there are numerous reports indicating Benny Sapp is headed to Minneapolis to tryout and take a physical.
Sapp played with the Vikings during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, but the 5-foot-9 cornerback was traded to the Miami Dolphins during the summer of 2010 for wide receiver Greg Camarillo. Sapp actually started for the Dolphins to begin this season, but he was released after giving up a 99-yard play to Wes Welker when the Dolphins played the New England Patriots.
Christopher Gates put the pending Sapp acquisition into perspective over at Daily Norseman.
Sapp isn't expected to be a miracle worker or anything, to be certain, but it would be hard for him not to provide an upgrade to the secondary at this point.
If Sapp is able to ace his tryout and physical, the Vikings would likely add him to the active roster immediately.