Vikings Finally Get Alexander

It took longer than anyone with the Vikings anticipated or wanted it to, but free-agent wide receiver Derrick Alexander and the Vikings finally came to terms Friday.

Despite overtures at Friday morning's minicamp practice that Derrick Alexander probably wouldn't make this weekend's camp, the Vikings and the free agent wide receiver did finally get a deal done.

The Vikings had worked out the eight-year veteran before he was released from the Chiefs and were drawn to his ability to stretch the field. He will immediately become the Vikings' No. 2 wide receiver opposite Randy Moss and is expected to help the Vikings stretch the defense deep on both sides of the field.

The contract is believed to be for three years and he will start practicing with the Vikings tomorrow.

The ex-Chief has 403 career receptions for 6,837 yards and 39 receiving touchdowns. He has eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark three times (1996, 1997 and 2000), twice with Baltimore and once with Kansas City.

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