The Vikings have agreed to terms with free-agent wide receiver Travis Taylor, the 10th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. Taylor visited the Vikings early in the free agency period and expressed a strong interest in playing with quarterback Daunte Culpepper.
Taylor, a five-year NFL veteran, had his best season in 2002, when he caught 61 passes for 896 yards and six touchdowns. He has played all five seasons for the Ravens and started 61 of 67 games.
While playing for the Ravens, he played with eight different quarterbacks — Kyle Boller, Anthony Wright, Jeff Blake, Chris Redman, Randall Cunningham, Elvis Grbac, Tony Banks and Trent Difler.
"Travis gives us a player with a tremendous amount of potential and the ability to be a game-breaker," Vikings head coach Mike Tice said in a statement. "Travis fits our offense and will complement Nate Burleson and Marcus Robinson in our passing game. He will have a chance to showcase his skills with us."
After the Vikings allowed former Pittsburgh Steeler Plaxico Burress to leave town over the weekend without a contract, Taylor could be a contender for the No. 3 wide receiver position. The Vikings currently have Nate Burleson as their top wide receiver and Marcus Robinson as their No. 2. Restricted free agent Kelly Campbell is also on the roster.
For his career, Taylor has 204 catches for 2,758 yards and 15 touchdowns.
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