July 24, 2024

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The Minnesota Vikings released starting running back Alexander Mattison last week, which paves way for the franchise to take a shot on a player they’ve had their eye on for some time — Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard.

During a March 7 appearance on SKOR North’s “Mackey and Judd” podcast, KSTP’s Darren Wolfson reported that running back is a priority in free agency starting March 13 and Pollard has fans in high places within the Vikings organization.

“There are multiple fans at a very high level of Tony Pollard,” Wolfson said, adding that Pollard’s performance in a dominant 40-3 win over the Vikings in 2022 has had some staying power in Minnesota. “Doesn’t mean they’re going to chase him, but Tony Pollard is somebody that has some fans in Eagan.”

As a backup behind Ezekiel Elliott, Pollard seized a lion’s share of the workload that day at U.S. Bank Stadium, rushing for 80 yards on 15 carries and adding six receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

He earned Pro Bowl honors for his efforts in the 2022 season, tallying over 1,000 rushing yards, 371 receiving yards and 12 total touchdowns even with Elliott in the fold.

Pollard is coming off a down year in his first season as a starter after he was on a one-year, $10.09 million franchise tag.

He is poised to reach free agency in

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