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Duron Carter awaits word from the Vikings

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Last week, multiple reports indicated that receiver Duron Carter, the son of soon-to-be Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter, would sign as an undrafted free agent with the Vikings.

The reports clarifying that Duron Carter would simply be invited to rookie minicamp on a tryout basis received considerably less attention, especially from Cris Carter’s current employer.

Regardless, Duron Carter spent the weekend among 34 tryout players trying to win a spot on the 90-man offseason roster.  It’s not yet known whether Duron Carter will get the nod to join the team.

According to Tom Pelissero of, former Minnesota State (Mankato) receiver Adam Thielen has said he’ll be signing with the Vikings on Monday, pending a physical.  Per Pelissero, Thielen and likely one more player will be hired.

It’s possible that the other player will be Duron Carter.  But it would be odd for the Vikings to sign two receivers when 34 total players from all positions tried out.

Duron Carter chose the opportunity to try out with the Vikings over an invitation to try out for the Ravens.

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4 Responses to “Duron Carter awaits word from the Vikings”
  1. whatjusthapped says: May 6, 2013 8:17 AM

    Go ahead and sign him if it makes for a good story and sells some more newspapers. What good is any WR on that team when the QB throws like a girl?

  2. AntoineDodson says: May 6, 2013 8:41 AM

    Kid had too much handed to him as a child. Appears as if he hasn’t wanted to work as a player anywhere he’s been. No chance he makes it in the NFL, competing against guys who have been working hard on their game for years now.

  3. zn0rseman says: May 6, 2013 9:29 AM

    He had several dropped passes the first day of the rookie mini-camp. and his route running was reportedly weak. He doesn’t have the physical tools either.

    If they sign him, it is just a publicity stunt.

    I hope they sign someone else who has a real shot and deserves one.

  4. squared80 says: May 6, 2013 4:28 PM

    Not a chance to make the 53-man roster OR the practice squad. If it happens, it’s a tip of the cap to Cris Carter, and nothing else.

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