FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 11: Taylor Price #17 of the New England Patriots carries the ball as David Jones #31 of the Jacksonville Jaguars defends on August 11, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
About an hour or so ago, it was announced that the New England Patriots had cut ties with wide receiver Taylor Price. Price, the Patriots' third-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, played his college ball at Ohio University. At the 2010 Draft Combine, he measured in at 6'1" and 205 pounds while running a 4.4-second 40-yard dash.
Unfortunately for him, he simply couldn't get off the bench for New England. He was inactive for the first 15 games of his rookie season, and in the one game he did play he caught three passes for 41 yards. He spent much of this season inactive as well, as he has appeared in three games and has yet to register a catch this season.
With all their issues at wide receiver, naturally the Vikings are speculated to have interest, according to NFL.com's Adam Caplan.
At this point, the book on Price seems to be that he's a great athlete that hasn't transitioned to being a great wide receiver. With the Vikings' record being what it is, if they wanted to put a claim in on him, they would be pretty close to the top of the priority list. Heck, the guy was a third-round pick just a year ago, so he must have some sort of talent that somebody in New England saw to draft him that high. I can think of worse things than to give the guy a look and see what he can do for the last few games of the 2011 season.