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Vikings still talking trade

Knight Ridder Newspapers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have talked to some teams at the top of this weekend's NFL draft, but that doesn't mean they're looking to trade up from the No. 7 spot.

In fact, according to team vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski, they could just as easily end up moving in the opposite direction.

"I don't want to name teams,'' Brzezinski said Tuesday. "I will confirm we have talked to teams ahead of us and behind us. We're looking for value. We want to know what it would cost us to move up. It's also possible we could move back for the right value.''

Minnesota, which owns the seventh and 18th selections of the first round, reportedly has talked to San Francisco, Miami and Cleveland -- which are scheduled to pick first through third, respectively -- about a possible trade.

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The Vikings' No. 1 need is at wide receiver, and a top-three pick likely would ensure them a shot at this year's top prospect, Michigan's Braylon Edwards, or USC's Mike Williams.

Brzezinski also said the chances of a trade down are just as likely. He indicated that the Vikings will continue to talk trade with teams above and below them and that he expects those discussions to continue through Saturday.

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