Vikings Made Calls for $33 Million Pro Bowl RB: Report

The Minnesota Vikings attempted to add former Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon after finishing their initial 53-man roster on Tuesday.

According to Jordan Schultz of ESPN, the Vikings, along with the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins, "made calls" regarding Gordon on Tuesday.

According to KSTP's Darren Wolfson, the Vikings attempted to sign Gordon to the practice squad on Wednesday,

knowing Kene Nwangwu was headed to the injured reserve list. Gordon, 30, was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday

but re-signed with the team's practice squad."I will say, they did try to add Melvin Gordon to the practice squad," Wolfson told SKOR North's "Mackey and Judd."

"Melvin is quite accomplished... He preferred to return to Baltimore rather than come to Minnesota. But how would that have looked?"

The Vikings finally added former Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin to the 53-man roster, but Wolfson was irritated by the Vikings' 

attitude in their conversations with Gordon, given that the Vikings wanted a running back who was experienced and ready for Week 1.

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