Another Vikings player is headed to the Big Easy. New Orleans agreed to a four-year deal with offensive lineman Nick Easton, according to his agency, JL Sports.
The deal could be worth up to $24 million, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Former Vikings running back Latavius Murray also agreed to join the Saints this month.
Easton likely will fill the Saints' opening at center, where he started five games in 2016 for the Vikings before moving to left guard.
The 26-year-old Harvard product is coming off back-to-back season-ending injuries, including neck surgery to repair a bulging disk that ended his 2018 season during training camp.
The Vikings were in talks to re-sign Easton, General Manager Rick Spielman said, but the Saints likely increased their overtures once center Max Unger made his surprising retirement announcement over the weekend.
The Vikings depth chart at guard still has just one player, Danny Isidora, with regular-season experience.