When he was the 10th pick in the 2000 draft, everyone assumed Travis Taylor was going to be a star in Brian Billick's offense. But five years and eight starting QBs later, Taylor, like several other players, is looking for a fresh start with the Vikings.
Taylor is currently listed as the No. 3 receiver, but that could change in a hurry if he catches onto the Vikings' system early.
Taylor, who openly courted the Vikings, backed up his word by taking less to come here. He signed a straight-up two-year deal for $2 million -- less than what he was making from his first NFL contract.
* The signing of Taylor doesn't necessarily mean the Vikings are done at wide receiver. VU has been told that all options -- drafting a wide receiver or potentially signing Plaxico Burress or trading for Rod Gardner -- remain open. However, the top option remains the draft.
* Taylor's agent, Mitch Frankel, also represents linebacker Jay Foreman, recently released by the Texans. The Vikings have had some preliminary talks about Foreman's availability.
* The team is still waiting on Brad Johnson's decision. If he goes elsewhere, a name that has surfaced as a backup possibility is Vinny Testaverde.
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