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Wide Out Battle One To Watch During Camp

Spoiler Alert:  Barring injury (or murder charges), Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson are guaranteed spots on the opening day roster for the Vikings.  Jerome Simpson and Jarius Wright may not have the same amount of security as those two guys, as the Vikings have invested considerably less in them, but they also seem close to “locks” for opening day.

That leaves a whopping eight wide outs vying for a remaining one, or maybe two, roster spots.  Watching the depth chart at receiver shake out as training camp progresses should be quite entertaining.  Whether it is evaluating Joe Webb’s chances in his new(ish) position, tracking Greg Childs and his progress in his comeback attempt, following local boy Adam Thielen, or simply waiting for someone to unexpectedly emerge, the battle for those last spots will provide plenty of intrigue.

So, I want to hear from you.  How will this all end up?  The poll below allows for you to select as many receivers as you like.  Check the box if you think the player will survive through the final roster cuts.  Keep in mind, however, the Vikings are likely only going to keep five or six wide outs.

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  1. “or murder charges”
    Now that’s funny.

    I agree with Charles too, hope Childs makes it back but from what I understand, that’s a tough injury to recover from.
    I think Webb will make the team before any of the other 8 do.

    1. That’s right, Jumpin’ Joe! Yeah, he’s a lock! Wait, eight! Hahahaha Fran, I get it.

      Seriously though, how in the hell does Jarius Wright have more votes than Jennings?

  2. Jenkins, Aromashodu and Harvin accounted for 113 catches last year. That is a lot of real estate on the open market up for grabs.

    If the Vikings slowly develop Patterson as an outside #1 type WR. Then Wight might have a break out year playing in the slot.

    If the Vikings get creative with Patterson and line him up all over to help get the ball in his hands… Then Wrights production will be limited.