16 June 2008
Bentley To Replace Birk?
LeCharles Bentley was asked to be released from the Browns this past week. is getting some attention from the media in being a viable replacement for Birk this season. The Vikes have plenty of depth at the center position. If the Vikes were to go with getting Bentley, maybe it would be much better to have him on the right side of the line. Bentley suffered a serious knee injury during camp ahead of the 2006 season, then contracted a near-fatal staph infection in the same knee. He would end up missing the entire 2007 season as well. He would be more valuable to the team as a guard for the Vikes. Why would to Vikes take a veteran leader out and put in damaged good to replace Birk. I know that Birk is a little pissed off about the contract talk. He is a hell of a player and works his ass off when he is playing.Birk had proven to protect a young QB, in which trusts him to the full extent. It makes more sense to leave Birk in there one more year, knowing you’ll get solid work, and then deal with the center situation after the season.