Vikings Work Out Five Young Players

The Vikings gave tryouts to five NFL hopefuls earlier this week — a quarterback, wide receiver, two defensive backs and a linebacker.

QB Jason Fife — The former Oregon Duck spent time with the Detroit Lions this summer, but ultimately Joey Harrington's former backup was released. The 6-3, 222-pounder had a strong showing at last year's combine, despite being relegated to backup duty his senior season.

DB Brad Franklin — The former Louisiana-Lafayette star has spent time with Seattle and Carolina in the past two seasons. At 6-foot-1 he has the height to play the position. In Seattle, he spent time on the practice squad and active roster.

WR Skyler Fulton — The 6-1, 208-pound receiver finished his career at Arizona State in 2003 and didn't sign on with an NFL team.

LB Kenny Jackson — He is a 6-2, 250-pound linebacker out of Nevada. He spent time in camp with Denver in 2004.

DB Brandon Pinderhughes — He played free safety for Nebraska-Omaha, where he led the Mavericks with 136 tackles, three sacks and four interceptions. He played in the 2004 Catcus Bowl, signed as an undrafted free agent with Philadelphia and then signed with Baltimore's practice squad in November after being released by Philadelphia in August.

CB Derrick Tatum — The 2002 Kentucky alum has spent time with Seattle and Tennessee over the past two years. He is a 5-11, 190-pound cornerback. He originally signed with Tennessee in May of 2003 and was signed by Seattle in January of 2004 after being released by the Titans during the previous training camp. The Seahawks released him in August 2004.

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