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The Vikings signed former Green Bay Packers receiver Robert Ferguson to a one-year deal that could be worth up to $1.3 million, according to the Star Tribune‘s blog Access Vikings.
The seven year veteran stands 6’1" and weighs 219 lbs. From what I remember of him, he’s a tough receiver unafraid of going across the middle but he’s taken some heavy punishment as a result. He’s been injured much of his career; last year he played only four games, catching five tosses for 31 yards and a touchdown.
His best year was 2003, his second, during which he had 38 receptions for 520 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 13.7 yards per reception that year. He’s never scored more than four touchdowns in a season.
We can only hope he can stay healthy. From what I’ve seen, he’s got good hands, and, as I said, he’s tough so why not give him a try? We’ve already got a slot receiver, but you know what they say about beggars. At the very least, he’s another veteran presence among a very young receiving corps.
The only Robert Ferguson video I could find was at his profile on the NFL.com site. Check it.