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There will be others, mainly young guys, who will contribute in limited roles. I'm not going to predict their stats, but they're certainly worth the mention.
Greg Childs: This big rookie has the potential to be the big receiver the Vikings have been missing since Sidney Rice. Childs will have the opportunity early to contribute during Simpson's suspension, but nagging injuries have left him sidelined throughout the offseason and will likely limit his growth in his first season.
He could be a long-term guy, but I don't see him making an impact in his first year.
Michael Jenkins: I have my doubts that Jenkins will make the 53-man roster. Jenkins is on the wrong side of 30 and makes too much money for what he showed when he was healthy in 2011. If I'm wrong, he will certainly make more of an impact than I give him credit for, but I would put my money on a younger receiver.
Devin Aromashodu: Aromashodu had his shot at the starting job in 2011 but failed to catch some very easy and very key passes. The Vikings re-signed him this offseason for next to nothing, so I don't doubt that he will make the 53-man roster in the last WR spot. After all, he's not the worst receiver vying for a spot—as sad as that is.
Stephen Burton: Burton, like Childs, will have every opportunity to make an impact in Simpson's absence. The difference is, Burton was a seventh-round pick while Childs was a fourth. That may not seem like much, but if Burton fizzles, he'll be out a hell of a lot faster than Childs would be.
Either way, when Simpson comes back, Burton will get buried on the depth chart.
Jarius Wright: Wright will be primarily living in Percy Harvin's shadow in the passing game. However, he should make quite the impact on special teams. If any Vikings receivers get injured over the course of the season, Wright may get the chance to shine.
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