The Vikings didn’t sign receiver Duron Carter last week, and they won’t be signing him this week.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the son of former Vikings receiver Cris Carter didn’t do enough on a tryout basis at the team’s rookie minicamp to get the team to offer him a contract.
It doesn’t mean that Duron Carter won’t be signed at a later date; injuries and other unexpected developments could change the team’s plans. For now, though, Carter will be among the bulk of the 34 tryout players who won’t be getting signed.
As Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com has reported, only two of the 34 will be getting roster spots, pending physicals.
Even then, it’s a steep uphill climb. With up to 90 players on the offseason roster and only 53 making the team, up to 37 will be cut between now and Labor Day weekend.
For Duron Carter, the quest to be one of the 90 for one of the 32 teams continues. The Ravens had invited him to participate in the team’s rookie minicamp; there’s a chance they will bring him in for an individual tryout.