Vikings WR Reportedly on Trade Block

Minnesota Vikings fans celebrate their win. The New York Giants lose to the Minnesota Vikings, 28-10, in NFL Week 5 on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in East Rutherford. © Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com, North Jersey Record via Imagn Content Services, LLC.

The Minnesota Vikings will announce a 53-man roster by 3:00 pm CST on Tuesday, the NFL’s deadline for roster trimdowns.

In the meantime (or perhaps thereafter), a prominent wide receiver is reportedly on the trade block Jalen Reagor.

Vikings WR Reportedly on Trade Block

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted on the X app Tuesday morning, “A name to watch: The Vikings have received calls inquiring about the availability of former first-round WR Jalen Reagor, source said. Minnesota traded for him about a year ago.”

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Reagor, 24, produced an impressive training camp and preseason for the Vikings, plopping him smack dab on the middle of Minnesota’s roster bubble. Most Vikings fans believe he did enough this summer to make the regular season roster, while some national voices have speculated a possible waiver.

A trade, of course, would change all of that. Minnesota spent a conditional 5th-Round and a 7th-Round draft pick on Reagor late last summer in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. Due to Reagor’s performance stipulations, the conditional 5th-Rounder will likely remain as-is and not climb to a 4th-Rounder.

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Reagor never really took off in Year No. 1 as a Viking. In fact, the lasting memory of Reagor heading into the 2023 offseason was two blundered routes against the Indianapolis Colts that caused interceptions. All told, Reagor tabulated 8 catches for 104 yards and a touchdown last season. Of all 31 NFLers who returned 15+ punts in 2022, Reagor’s 6.2 yards per return ranked 31st in the league. His production flatly didn’t impress, and accordingly, he was theorized on the roster bubble heading into 2023 training camp.

To his credit, however, the tide changed about his 2023 trajectory in the last month.

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Reagor actionized a productive training camp, ‘looking the part’ of a Vikings WR5 and beginning to put to rest the late-summer cut theories. Then, in the team’s first preseason game, Reagor led the team in receptions and receiving yards, banking 4 catches for 55 yards (in about half the game).

Of course, that’s “only preseason,” but he was called upon — and delivered, albeit in an exhibition setting.

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Minnesota will likely keep five or six WRs to start the season — that’s what it did in the last two years — and Reagor is hovering right around the cut-off. He and dozens of other Vikings players will learn their roster fate on Tuesday.

A hypothetical price tag for Reagor is unknown, but he’d likely fetch a 6th- or 7th-Rounder, compensation similar to last year. And if Rapoport is tweeting about it — the man doesn’t tweet on whims — there’s a reasonable chance that Reagor will be traded.

The Vikings traded second-year OT Vederian Lowe to the New England Patriots on Sunday night for a 6th-Round pick.

Reagor will turn 25 in January.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

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