With most of the free agency noise having officially died down, the Minnesota Vikings might be looking to add to their wide receiver corps.
CBS Sports (among others) is reporting that the purple have expressed interest in wide receiver Rod Streater, who is currently a free agent.
Streater went undrafted out of Temple in the 2012 NFL Draft and signed on with the Oakland Raiders. He actually had a pretty promising first couple of seasons with the silver and black, including catching 60 passes for 888 yards in his second NFL season. In 2014 and 2015, however, he played in just four total games.
Still, that was enough for the Kansas City Chiefs to sign him to a one-year contract going into the 2016 season. Then, strangely enough, before the start of the regular season the Chiefs shipped him to the San Francisco 49ers. Streater didn’t do a whole lot for the Niners last season, catching just 18 passes for 191 yards and two scores.
The Vikings’ interest in Streater shows that they might be interested in getting their hands on someone that can stretch the field deep. Streater has plenty of speed, even after some of his past injury issues, but I’m not entirely sure that’s enough of a reason for the Vikings to be that interested. Still, if the coaching staff thinks that he could potentially add something to the Minnesota offense, I suppose it couldn’t hurt to give him a shot.
Several other teams have reportedly expressed interest in Streater as well, but nothing is imminent with anyone for him at this time.