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Jaymar Johnson (WR)
Sidney Rice finally got his payday. Unfortunately for the Vikings, it was with the Seattle Seahawks.
Percy Harvin immediately becomes the Vikings number one receiving threat.
Behind Harvin, there could be a battle for the second receiver spot between Bernard Berrian, Michael Jenkins and possibly Jaymar Johnson.
Berrian has been extremely disappointing the last two years, but Leslie Frazier believes that Berrian will bounce back and have a great season. However, the Vikings are reportedly still pursuing free agent Malcom Floyd (San Diego Chargers), so there is a chance that Berrian could be cut loose before the season begins.
The newly acquired Jenkins is very familiar with offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave's playbook, and would be a solid, if unspectacular, second or third option.
Jaymar Johnson spent all of last season on injured-reserve, but is a speedy receiver that could leapfrog Berrian during training camp. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Johnson has made several nifty catches through the first three days of training camp. He is due for a breakout season.
The Vikings will likely keep six receivers on their 53 man roster.
Here are the top candidates to fill out the remaining two spots on the receiving corps:
-Devin Aromashadu (acquired from the Bears last season)
-Greg Camarillo (smart, savvy veteran acquired from the Dolphins last season)
-Emmanuel Arceneaux (former CFL standout)
-Juaquin Iglesias (third-round pick by Bears in 2009)
-Stephen Burton (rookie, drafted in seventh round)