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Vikings check in on free-agent QB Drew Brees, report says

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees reacts against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With three quarterbacks on their roster heading to the open market, the Minnesota Vikings reached out to the agent for free-agent quarterback Drew Brees on Monday, NFL Network reported.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network said the Vikings reached out to representatives for several quarterbacks as the NFL free-agent negotiating window began Monday afternoon.

Brees, 39, is expected to return to the New Orleans Saints. But a deal had been expected in February and the two sides were unable to quickly complete a contract after Tom Condon, Brees' agent, met with the Saints at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The Vikings are also weighing the return of one of their own quarterbacks. Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater and Case Keenum are all unrestricted free agents.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported several other "QB-needy" teams reached out to Condon to kick the tires on Brees.