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Report: J’Marcus Webb visited with Vikings

Minnesota Vikings  v Dallas Cowboys

Minnesota Vikings v Dallas Cowboys

Wesley Hitt

The Vikings didn’t rush to re-sign tackle J’Marcus Webb when he became a free agent, but the door to a return may still be open.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Webb visited with the team on Wednesday to discuss a return after playing in eight games for the Vikings in 2013. Webb started one of those games and would likely again be ticketed for a backup role behind Matt Kalil and Phil Loadholt if a deal is struck.

His shot at that backup role wouldn’t be blocked by any draftees as the Vikings moved in other directions during the draft. They’ve signed four tackles as undrafted free agents to go with Mike Remmers and Kevin Murphy, so there’s not much experienced competition either.

Webb started 44 games for the Bears between 2010-2012 and struggled at left tackle before Chicago signed Jermon Bushrod to replace him before last season. He’s also visited with the Chiefs this offseason.