Cris Carter’s Son Duron is Not a Member of the Vikings. Yet.


Feb 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; NFL former player Cris Carter reacts after being selected to the pro football hall of fame during a NFL Network presentation at the New Orleans Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Not sure how a thing like this gets confused but it did. Sunday afternoon amid the flurry of UFA signings we learned that the Vikings had given a contract to Cris Carter’s son Duron, who played wide receiver at Florida Atlantic. Nice feel-good story. Viking legend has a son with some talent. Son signs as a UFA with his dad’s old team. Has a chance to carry on the family tradition.

Only problem: it hasn’t quite  happened yet. But it still does have a chance to happen. Duron may end up being the next Carter to excel at receiver for the Vikings. But he will have to make it through a try out first.

Why did it get out that Carter had already signed? We don’t know. Cris himself was the first to report that Duron was signed so maybe Duron had some kind of miscommunication with his dad. Bad cell connection? Cris getting over-excited? It’s not a big deal obviously. Something got lost in the translation and the story got misreported. But it’s all cleared up now. Duron will get his shot. It’s a long-shot, but it’s a shot. Good luck to him. If he’s half the player his old man was, he’ll be better than Jerome Simpson.

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