Vikings Sign Lorenzo Booker

The price was finally right for the Vikings to sign UFL (and former Dolphins) running back Lorenzo Booker.

As you recall, the Vikings wanted Booker a couple of weeks ago, but were unwilling to cough up the $150,000 transfer fee demanded by the UFL.  But since then the UFL has dropped that transfer fee to $25,000, a more reasonable demand in the eyes of the Vikings.  Today, Leslie Frazier announced that Booker has been signed.

Another roster move is expected to be made later this afternoon to clear room for Booker.  Speculation is that Albert Young will be let go.

During his Monday presser, Frazier indicated the Booker move is mainly being made to help the Vikings in their third-down offense.  Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart have both been spotty this year in their third-down receiving and blocking.  Young has been a non-factor.  Booker has 33 receptions in two NFL seasons.

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