After failing to land ol' Lenny Weaver (who went to Seattle), Minnesota was looking at using current H-back Jeff Dugan or finding an answer to the fullback spot in the draft or picked-over free agency.
Pro-Bowler Tony Richardson used to pave Adrian Peterson's way, but AP also found success behind Tahi last year. Would it have been a different story with Dugan at fullback? It's hard to say. Dugan certainly comes cheaper, though.
Was this a good move? What do you think?