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Duron Carter won’t be a Viking, at this time

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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.

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18 Responses to “Duron Carter won’t be a Viking, at this time”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: May 6, 2013 9:35 AM

    Daddy must not have properly taught his patented “push off” technique, the only reason he succeeded in the first place.

  2. jpb12 says: May 6, 2013 9:39 AM

    The fact that his dad is tweeting prematurely probably hurts him – all else being equal

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: May 6, 2013 9:44 AM

    You know you’re bad when you can’t even make the Vikings as a WR.

  4. lambeaurules says: May 6, 2013 9:54 AM

    From what I have read in the past, his workout ethic is lacking. Not even his dad can cover that one up. There is a reason he wasn’t drafted…..

  5. codenamez says: May 6, 2013 9:59 AM

    Leaving two major institutions because you couldn’t academically hack it isn’t a good sign.

  6. crownofthehelmet says: May 6, 2013 10:00 AM

    I need to start reading Pack/Vikings articles again. I forgot how entertainingly dumb tokyo is.

  7. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 6, 2013 10:20 AM

    Dude can’t catch.

  8. olhoss1884 says: May 6, 2013 10:44 AM

    Have you seen the tweet from his JC QB? Called him the lasiest player ever and said he’d be a cancer in any locker room. Maybe the Vikes saw some of that working him out.

  9. shaggytoodle says: May 6, 2013 11:11 AM

    I remember when the Vikings use to air the ball out with Carter, Moss and Reed.

    Now they are a run heavy team, even if when they would reach a point where you would have to believe they would need to pass.

    They would still hand the ball off Peterson.

  10. packerman1968 says: May 6, 2013 11:20 AM

    All he does is drop passes.

  11. granadafan says: May 6, 2013 11:21 AM

    Lazy, bad work ethic, lacks the intellectual capability to learn playbook doesn’t make for a good prospect. At least he has that degree to fall back on. Oh wait…

  12. satanicxhellxcreature says: May 6, 2013 11:23 AM

    All he has to do is get the Seahawks to see this picot him in a Vikings helmet. That will be enough for them to offer him a 6 year contract.

  13. matthewcarlson1 says: May 6, 2013 11:48 AM

    Get a job filthy mcnasty. I’ll wait 2 minutes for your reply.

  14. harrisonhits2 says: May 6, 2013 12:01 PM

    This kid will be living off his dad’s money his whole life.

  15. thompgk says: May 6, 2013 12:11 PM

    Between his high school recruitment, to his tenure at OSU, to his tenure at Alabama, has there ever been a player more talked about and never actually done anything than Duron Carter?

  16. firestarter0728 says: May 6, 2013 12:15 PM

    Perhaps if he spent a few years with the Packers first, the Vikings might sign him.

  17. mazblast says: May 6, 2013 1:42 PM

    Wow, this was a surprise.

  18. goodellisruiningtheleague says: May 6, 2013 11:31 PM

    If the Ravens sign him we’ll get to hear all about how this signing will take them to the super bowl back to back like every other signing this offseason.

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