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Minnesota Vikings Potentially Targeting Former Oakland Raiders Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski?

If there is an NFL lockout resolution coming in the next few weeks, the Minnesota Vikings would be quite happy to hear that (well, until meetings about that accursed NFL stadium in LA start revving up again). Joe Webb and Christian Ponder are currently the quarterbacks they're hitching their hopes to (barring Brett Favre being Brett Favre), and they need some backup to make sure they have some depth at the position next season.

So why not take a look at current free agent Bruce Gradkowski? Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press believes this is the direction the Vikings are looking in. Is he the right guy to target?

Gradkowski played fairly average for the Raiders when he was in Oakland, taking over for the colossal disappointment that was JaMarcus Russell.  He completed 55% of his passes and averaged near 7 yards per attempt--fairly unremarkable numbers, but they made Oakland a tad bit better than the utter disaster they were with Russell. The Vikings could use that cagey veteran to ensure that things aren't too bleak for their passing game. They don't want to rely too heavily on Adrian Peterson.

Vikings fans, would you want Gradkowski? Raiders fans, would you want Gradkowski back to assist Jason Campbell if needed? Let us know in the comments!

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