The second (and, if we’re being accurate, third) wave of free agency has been a pretty active time for the Minnesota Vikings this offseason, and they continued that on Saturday with another signing.
Vikings agreed to a one-year contract with former Broncos and Rice wide receiver Jordan Taylor, according to a league source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 13, 2019
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Vikings have agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos wide receiver Jordan Taylor on a one-year contract. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
Taylor was undrafted out of Rice University (the alma mater of Tommy Kramer) in 2015. He spent all of 2015 on their practice squad. He appeared in 26 games for the Broncos over the 2016 and 2017 seasons, catching 29 passes for 351 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He started the 2018 season on the Broncos’ Physically Unable to Perform List with a hip injury, and was not taken off of the list, missing the entire season.
Taylor is obviously familiar with Gary Kubiak, which I’m sure had some bearing on the Vikings bringing him in. He’s got some intrigue as a bigger receiver at 6’5” and around 210 pounds. At this point, you’d have to think that most of the spots on the Vikings’ receiver depth chart behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs are up for grabs, so it can’t hurt to have a little more competition for those spot.