The San Jose Sharks are expected to trade left tackle Joe Staley to the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, sources told Bleacher Report.
Staley, who was waived by the St. Louis Rams in February, has missed most of training camp with a knee injury and could be on the move by the start of training next week.
He has been on the trading block since the Rams acquired him from the Arizona Cardinals in March.
The 32-year-old was expected to join the Vikings after the trade deadline, but Staley has missed practice with the knee injury.
He has been linked to the Arizona Coyotes, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, Washington Capitals, and Nashville Predators.
The San Jose Earthquakes have been linked with Staley for weeks, but the team’s front office has not been able to get a deal done.
Staley is under contract through 2019, so if the Sharks trade him, the Quakes would be free to move him.
If Staley does get traded, the Sharks would need to either sign a replacement for him or release him to clear a roster spot.
The Sharks would have to pick up an additional roster spot for the Staley trade by releasing him, but that’s unlikely.