The Vikings’ pursuit of another veteran wide receiver apparently hasn’t come to an end. With training camp set to open Wednesday at TCO Performance Center, Dede Westbrook posted a picture on Snapchat of the Vikings’ TCO Stadium with a caption that said, “almost that time again.”
Apparently, the Vikings aren’t Westbrook’s only choice, although he reportedly will work out for them on Saturday.
The #Vikings are working out former #Jaguars speedy WR DeDe Westbrook tomorrow, source said, as Westbrook indicated on Instagram. He has three teams interested, but will likely sign in Minnesota if all goes well. The familiarity with former Jax WRs coach Keenan McCardell helps.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 23, 2021
Westbrook, a fourth-round pick by Jacksonville in 2017, had 160 receptions for 1,720 yards and nine touchdowns in 40 games with the Jaguars. Westbrook had back-to-back seasons of 66 receptions with eight combined touchdowns in 2018 and 2019 before being limited to only two games last season because of a torn ACL.
Westbrook would be reunited in Minnesota with new Vikings wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell. McCardell was previously the Jaguars’ wide receivers coach and worked with Westbrook.
Westbrook would compete for the Vikings’ third receiver spot with Bisi Johnson, Chad Beebe and rookie Ihmir Smith-Marsette.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) July 23, 2021