Report: Minnesota Vikings Are Signing Free Agent WR Jordan Taylor

NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos

It was just reported by @AlbrightNFL that the Minnesota Vikings are signing former Denver Broncos Wide Receiver, Jordan Taylor. Taylor was in for a visit and workout last Monday, and left without a contract. He took another visit with the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, before deciding to sign with the Vikings on Saturday.

Taylor is out of Rice University. He brings limited experience to a receiving room that has a need for depth and competition. The 6’5″ receiver appeared in 26 games over two seasons for the Broncos, posting 29 receptions for 351 yards and 2 TDs according to Pro Football Reference. Taylor, also has some punt return experience back in 2017. He returned 11 punts for 103 yards, with a 9.4 average and a long of 24 yards.

He spent all of the 2018 season on Injured Reserve after having hip surgery last offseason. Taylor has a history with Gary Kubiak, back when he was the head coach of the Broncos in 2016.

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The Vikings wide receiver rooms before the draft:

Starters
Stefon Diggs
Adam Thielen

Depth / Competition
Chad Beebe
Laquon Treadwell
Brandon Zylstra
Jordan Taylor
Jeff Badet

With a vacancy at the third receiver spot, his move provides competition for Chad Beebe, Laquon Treadwell and Brandon Zylstra. Don’t be surprised if the team drafts a wide receiver for competition as well.

 

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