EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings are considering keeping offensive tackle Todd Steussie under the terms of his current contract and cutting cap room in other areas.
It had been expected the team would release Steussie this week if he did not accept a renegotiated contract. But as the Baltimore Ravens filled its open right tackle job by signing veteran Leon Searcy, Vikings officials spoke briefly with David Dunn, Steussie's agent.
Steussie is due a $1 million roster bonus by Wednesday. He rejected an offer last month that would lower both his 2001 salary cap number and his actual annual earnings.
The Ravens were interested in Steussie, but Searcy's signing eliminated that possibility. Cleveland and Cincinnati are also believed to be interested.
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