5 receivers the Vikings could add after putting Justin Jefferson on IR

Former New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims
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Receiver No. 4

T.Y. Hilton

We gotta put at least one crusty veteran on this list. T.Y. Hilton is a former third-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts who has put together a very solid career.

The veteran has hauled in 638 passes in his career for nearly 10,000 yards. He's scored 53 times and is no stranger to the explosive play having four in his career from 70 yards out or more.

Hilton spent the majority of his time with the Colts, but he spent last year with the Dallas Cowboys. He only played in three games, but he still managed to catch seven passes for 121 yards.

He is a little on the old side at 33-years-old, but he's a crafty veteran who could get up to speed quickly.

He could be a nice mentor to Vikings rookie Jordan Addison and the other young receivers on the roster, teaching them nuances about route running and how to get an advantage over the defender when the ball is in the air.

There's no question his best days are behind him, and maybe he wouldn't want to come to a faltering team like Minnesota. But the Vikings could do worse than Hilton, and he would make sense as a veteran boost.