Vikings are working out Dede Westbrook

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The Vikings showed some interest in free agent receiver Dede Westbrook in May. They apparently have even more interest now.

The team is working out Westbrook on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Westbrook indicated on Instagram on Friday that he was headed to Minneapolis.

The 49ers and Bengals also had conversations with Westbrook’s camp.

Rapoport, though, added Westbrook likely will sign in Minnesota “if all goes well” on the visit.

Westbrook has familiarity with former Jaguars receivers coach Keenan McCardell.

The Jaguars placed Westbrook on injured reserve after he tore his ACL in October. He made only one catch for 4 yards last season.

Jacksonville made Westbrook a fourth-round choice in 2017, and he caught 159 passes for 1,716 yards and nine touchdowns his first three seasons.

5 responses to “Vikings are working out Dede Westbrook

  1. Good idea. They have plenty of cap space and they need a trustworthy third receiver.

  2. Back to back 66 catch seasons in 18 and 19 indicate this could be a nice value signing.

  3. I have thought a along that he’d end up signing with the Vikings. It will be a good pick up for them. He’s coming off an injury but if he’s recovered he will provide good veteren experience if Theilen or Jefferson got hurt and had to miss any time.

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