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Of all the uncertainty surrounding the Vikings personnel, the wide receivers are the most unpredictable.
Percy Harvin, Michael Jenkins, and Bernard Berrian seem to be the only three with a guaranteed roster spot, but even Berrian could be shaky without production.
Beyond those three are Devin Aromashodu, Greg Camarillo, Emmanuel Arceneaux, Jaymar Johnson, Juaquin Iglesias, and Stephen Burton. That means that there are six guys competing for two or maybe three spots, depending on how deep the coaching staff wants to be.
The Vikings would like to hang on to Camarillo, but he hasn't shown anything since the Vikings traded for him in early 2010. They like that he is a veteran in a young receiving corps, but his lack of production just isn't worth keeping him around.
Signing Aromashodu was a very low risk roster move for the Vikings this off-season. The former Bear only received a one-year contract with a pretty low salary. This means that if the Vikings decided not to go with Aromashodu for the regular season, they really wouldn't be losing much. Luckily, Aromashodu has shown flashes of ability this preseason, but it will be his job to get it done tonight if he absolutely wants to make the roster.
Jaymar Johnson could have a real shot at making the roster for his ability on special teams, but if he doesn't produce on Thursday night, the Vikings might just look to another player for special teams duties to save roster space.
I would really love to see Arceneaux make the roster because of the things he did in the CFL, but he really hasn't separated himself from the other receivers fighting for a job. If Arceneaux can come up big on Thursday night, he may have a real shot at making the roster, but otherwise, his fumble on the one-yard-line against Seattle may have already sealed his fate.
Juaquin Iglesias has shown some nice things this preseason, but again, doesn't have much separation from the guys he's competing with. Iglesias is definitely in the mix, but I wouldn't be shocked to see him cut.
Honestly, any of these guys could make the roster, it just comes down to who wants it bad enough and who shows that on Thursday Night. For some of these guys, it could be their last shot at making an NFL roster. That being said, look for some pretty stiff competition at WR on Thursday night.