Adam Kaplan of Scout.com reports the Vikings are interested in former Oakland Raiders WR Jerry Porter (I’d give a link but it’s a registration-only story). Porter has exercised an option to void the last two years of his contract, and is therefore available.
Porter would theoretically be a good fit in the West Coast due to his run-after-the-catch skills…however, before we start getting a boner for the guy, let’s remember that he’s never had a 1000-yard season, nor has he ever surpassed 10 TDs. He caught 44 balls in Oakland last year for 705 yards and 6 touchdowns – mediocre stats to be sure, but let’s keep in mind that Oakland’s quarterbacks sucked the big one last year.
As did the Vikings’ quarterbacks.
I still like Bernard Berrian better, but if Berrian ends up going to Philadelphia as Inside the Iggles guy keeps insisting he’s going to, I could stand us looking at Porter as a second option. I definitely like him better than Marty Booker and some of the other names out there.
And no, I’m not bringing up Randy Moss – I realize the Patriots didn’t franchise tag him, but that only means they have a verbal agreement they’ll wait until after the 29th to announce.