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Vikings Close To A Deal With LB Andrew Gachkar


Chris Tomasson reports that the Vikings are close to a deal with free agent LB Andrew Gachkar.

  • Tomasson adds that Gachkar will visit with the Vikings on Wednesday or Thursday and if goes well, he’ll likely sign with them.


Mike Garafolo reports that the Vikings, Panthers and Raiders are all showing interest in Chargers free agent LB Andrew Gachkar.

  • Garafolo adds that each of these teams could line up visits with Gachkar at some point this week.
  • Mike Jones reports that the Redskins have also shown interest in Gachkar as well.

Gachkar, 26, is a former seventh-round pick of the Chargers back in 2011. He has since played out his four-year, $2,085,900 rookie contract that included just $45,900 guaranteed and appears to have enough interest that he will be able to secure a sizable raise.

Last year, Gachkar appeared in 15 games and recorded 49 tackles, a fumble recovery and scored a defensive touchdown for the Chargers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 28 inside linebacker out of 60 qualifying players.

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