He spent five seasons in Chicago after being traded from San
Francisco in 2000, signing a $21 million contract extension in
January 2002 that ran through 2006.
In five seasons in Chicago, McQuarters had 295 tackles and nine
McQuarters declined interview requests at the Vikings'
developmental camp practice on Friday.
Vikings coach Mike Tice said he likes the veteran presence and
versatility McQuarters brings to the table. Though he primarily has
played cornerback in the NFL, McQuarters spent part of last season
as a safety and can return punts.
"Knowing that he is a return guy ... certainly would give us
some depth there at worst," Tice said. "Last year he played some
safety. The versatility is a good thing, but knowing that he's a
veteran guy and another guy that knows the division, I think he'd
be a good addition, regardless of what else we have back there."
Vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski said it was
too early to say whether the team would sign McQuarters. If the
Vikings do sign him, it would be the latest move to upgrade a