Report: Vikings sign former first-round wide receiver

(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Josh Doctson
(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Josh Doctson /

The Minnesota Vikings and free-agent wide receiver Josh Doctson have reportedly agreed to a deal to add him to their 2019 roster.

Heading into the 2016 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings had their eye on a few young receivers. The Vikings reportedly had a lot of interest in former TCU receiver Josh Doctson, but he ended up getting drafted by the Washington Redskins before Minnesota could make their first selection.

Instead of Doctson, the Vikings were left with drafting former Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell. The Treadwell pick turned out to be a flop as Minnesota recently decided to part ways with the underwhelming pass catcher.

Interestingly enough, Doctson’s time with the Redskins didn’t end up working out either and he was also let go when Washington made their final cuts on Saturday.

Now, it appears that the Vikings would like to see if they can get some production out of the former Redskins first-round pick. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday, Minnesota and Doctson have agreed to a deal to add him to their active roster.

With the addition, the Vikings now have five wide receivers on their current roster which includes Doctson, Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Chad Beebe, and Bisi Johnson.

In three seasons with Washington, Doctson started 26 games and accumulated 81 catches for 1,100 yards, and eight touchdowns. His arrival to Minnesota also reunites the receiver with Kirk Cousins, who was also a member of the Redskins in 2016 and 2017.

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What role will Doctson have with the Vikings? Who knows at this point. But Minnesota is at least willing to give him a chance to help out their offense in 2019.