Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
With the Minnesota Vikings looking for help at the wide receiver position, they really need to leave no stone unturned. However, according to something that came across the Twitter earlier today, it sounds like they're going to be looking in a place that I didn't expect.
Breaston has had an up-and-down NFL career to this point. Selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of the University of Michigan, he has a 1,000-yard season under his belt, having caught 77 balls for 1,006 yards back in 2008. Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin also had 1,000-yard seasons for the Cardinals that year, which made them one of the few triosin NFL history to pull that off. (Thanks to bigjohn53 in the comments for pointing out that they weren't the first. Totally my bad there.)
In the two years that followed for the Cards, Breaston averaged 715 yards receiving. He then moved on to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011, where he caught 61 passes for 785 yards. In 2012, however, he completely fell off the map, catching just seven passes for 74 yards and missing six games. He was released by the Chiefs a little more than a week ago.
Breaston is a taller wide receiver, listed at 6'1". He's also listed at 175 pounds, making him 15-20 pounds lighter than Percy Harvin. I don't think he's a be-all, end-all solution for the Vikings at the wide receiver position, but he might be a nice start if the price is right.