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Vikings Sign ILB Casey Matthews

Update:

The Vikings announced Tuesday that they have signed former Eagles ILB Casey Matthews.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Vikings hosted former Eagles ILB Casey Matthews for a visit on Tuesday.

This is the first reported interest in Matthews since free agency got underway three weeks ago. The inside linebacker market has been slow-moving to say the least, but Minnesota has reportedly checked in on a few players in recent days.

Matthews, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Eagles back in 2011. He played out his four-year, $2,479,864 rookie contract that included $434,864 guaranteed and has been a free agent for the past few weeks.

In 2014, Matthews appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and recorded 53 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a recovery. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the N0. 47 inside linebacker out of 60 qualifying players.