Dede Westbrook signing one-year deal with Vikings

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When NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday that receiver Dede Westbrook was going to work out with the Vikings, Rapoport noted Westbrook would likely sign with Minnesota if everything went well.

Apparently, there were no snags.

According to multiple reports, Westbrook will sign a one-year deal with the Vikings.

The former Jaguars receiver told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press that he’s “super excited” to play for Minnesota, particularly because Keenan McCardell will be his position coach. McCardell previously coached Westbrook with the Jaguars.

“Keenan’s like a father figure to me,” Westbrook told Tomasson. “I respect him and everything that he’s ever taught me and done for me.”

Though Westbrook suffered a torn ACL last October, he said he’ll “most definitely” will be ready for the first training camp practice this week.

A Jaguars fourth-round pick in 2017, Westbrook has caught 160 passes for 1,720 yards with nine touchdowns in his four-year career. He’s also served as a kick and punt returner at times in the league.

16 responses to “Dede Westbrook signing one-year deal with Vikings

  1. Best #3 WR the Vikings have had in awhile. They have quite a few weapons on offense. They’ve definitely improved their defense. If their OL can hold up, they will be dangerous.

  2. Vikings have a bunch of players on one year deals or playing out their contract. With all the youth it doesn’t feel like they are “all in” this year but these one year deals say different. This is a strong roster and once again the biggest question mark is the O line. I blamed Dennison for a lot of that. I hope I was right.

  3. The final piece has been added.. Only thing the Vikings have done wrong now is not solidifying the kicker situation. We all know how that can end a season of pure promise.

  4. Everybody wants to join some teams and everybody wants to get away from another team.

  5. Refreshing to see a player excited about showing up to camp and earning his contract. Unlike Minnesota’s neighbor to the east…

  6. He was a productive player for the Jaguars his first few years. He had a tough injury last year but if he can recover, he could contribute.

  7. Definitely an upgrade at WR#3 and punt returner. Nice addition if his ACL is fully healed.

  8. mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    July 24, 2021 at 10:13 pm
    They can always try him at CB.
    Some trolls are funny.
    Some trolls are clever.
    Some trolls obviously don’t watch football.
    The votes tell you which one you are.

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