The Vikings signed Koren Robinson to a three-year deal and will have Baltimore Ravens running back Chester Taylor in for a visit today. the Star Tribune reports.
The Koren Robinson signing is big because in addition to being our best reciever, he’s a great return man, something we haven’t had in a long time. Robinson would certainly have garnered quite a bit of interest because he would’ve been among the best of a thin free agency field of receivers. I would’ve hated to lose him.
Jamal Lewis‘ backup his entire career, Taylor’s best season was 2004 when he played in all 16 games and started four. He finished second on the team in rushing and made a career high 160 carries for 714 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He scored two touchdowns and caught 30 receptions for 184 yards.
Though he gained on 487 yards on 117 carries last year, that was still good enough for a 4.2 yard per carry average. He upped his reception total to 41, gaining 292 yards.
Taylor was used primarily as a third-down and change of pace back by the Ravens.
ESPN is reporting that the Vikings are trying to arrange a visit with Seattle Seahawks guard Steve Hutchinson.
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