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Vikings sign receiver/returner Dede Westbrook, agency says

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook (12) celebrates his 61-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots with teammate wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. Photo: AP/Stephen B. Morton. Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook (12) celebrates his 61-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots with teammate wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla.

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Created: July 25, 2021 06:48 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Jacksonville wide receiver Dede Westbrook. He brings some needed depth at the position and another option for a punt returner. Westbrook’s agency announced the news on Twitter.

The product of Oklahoma was a fourth-round draft pick by the Jaguars in 2017. He caught one pass and played in two games last year. The Vikings are set with Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen at the top two spots, but there’s plenty of room behind them for another wide receiver to emerge as a solid No. 3 option.


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