Source: The #Vikings have expressed preliminary interest in visiting with LB Andrew Gachkar and CB Brice McCain.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 10, 2015
When the Pittsburgh Steelers signed CB Brice McCain during the 2014 offseason from the Houston Texans, it didn't make headline news. McCain was thought to be nothing more than a special teams player and possibly another defensive back to fill in within the Steelers' many defensive sub packages.
A poor season for Cortez Allen and an Ike Taylor injury thrust McCain into a starting role, and he thrived. McCain wasn't the weak link in the Steelers' secondary, and because of his play in 2014, he is drawing interest from several NFL franchises as a free agent.
The most recent team to demonstrate interest in the veteran defensive back is the Minnesota Vikings. Per Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Vikings have shown 'preliminary interest' in possibly signing McCain. Whether that interest manifests itself into McCain leaving Pittsburgh and heading to Minnesota has yet to be seen, but the Steelers certainly would like to keep McCain if the price is right.
With Ike Taylor out of the Steelers' plans for the 2015 season, the team is hoping for a rejuvenated Cortez Allen and yet another patchwork secondary to help keep their defensive backfield in tact. Bringing McCain back would be a big step in the right direction of solidifying one of the biggest weaknesses the Steelers defense will face next season.