A former first-round WR just became available if the Vikings are interested

Phillip Dorsett
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The Minnesota Vikings have been busy building their roster through free agency and the 2024 NFL Draft, but the team likely isn't done assembling talent to get the most out of their players during the upcoming season.

One area that could use a bit of a boost is the wide receiving corps. Of course the Vikings have Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison returning for the upcoming season, but depth past them could be considered questionable.

Minnesota brought Brandon Powell back this offseason and he should serve as a solid No. 3 option but behind him, there are unproven players like Jalen Nailor, Trent Sherfield, Lucky Jackson, and several others hoping to make a name for themselves.

It wouldn't be too shocking if the Vikings added another experienced pass-catcher to the roster before Week 1. An interesting option to come to Minnesota recently became available and might be a solid fit for the purple and gold.

A former first-round WR just became available if the Vikings are interested

Phillip Dorsett was the No. 29 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Since that time, he has played for the Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Las Vegas Raiders, and Denver Broncos.

Recently, it was announced that the Denver Broncos and Phillip Dorsett have parted ways. This isn't surprising since he did not register a reception for Denver last season and hasn't caught a touchdown since 2019. The five-foot-ten receiver had his best season with the Colts in 2016 when he caught 33 passes for 528 yards and two touchdowns.

The Minnesota Vikings wouldn't need Dorsett to do any heavy lifting. Denver signed Dorsett to a one-year deal worth $1.21 million and could likely be signed for less than that considering his disappointing season last year.

While there is nothing wrong with giving young players opportunities to prove themselves, that can be difficult to do when the roster is in transition under a relatively fresh general manager and head coach.

There is a reason Phillip Dorsett was a first-round pick. The Miami (FL) pass-catcher showed a lot of potential coming out of college and has made some flashes as a pro early in his NFL career that could lead teams to kick his tires this training camp and preseason.

Even if Dorsett isn't brought in, the Minnesota Vikings are likely keeping an eye on the transactions. If a capable wide recevier becomes available, it wouldn't be shocking to see Kwesi Adofo-Mensah take a long look at a free agent pass-catcher.