Vikes Add Veteran Receiver

As the Vikings open training camp today, among the newest players to don the purple and gold is veteran wide receiver Dez White, who returns to the NFC North after a stint with the Falcons and, like many other Vikings WRs, is looking to reclaim his NFL career.

The Vikings never stop making moves to try to improve themselves. Earlier this week, veteran safety Dwight Smith was signed. Thursday veteran wide receiver Dez White joined the list of new Vikings.

White, 26, has played for the Bears and Falcons and, following a knee injury that sidelined him much of last season, he's ready to reclaim his spot on an NFL roster.

White becomes the 12th wide receiver in Vikings training camp. With a roster that includes former first-round picks Koren Robinson, Travis Taylor and Troy Williamson, as well as fellow former Bear Marcus Robinson, White's fight to make the roster won't be a guarantee, but his familiarity with the West Coast Offense and its terminology will be a plus in his quest to make the team.

FRIDAY NOTES
* Chad Greenway's contract is officially five years at $13.25 million. It breaks down like this: his official deal is woth $10.75 million with $6.1 million in guaranteed money. The deal also includes playing time escalators worth $2.5 million.
* Among the "selected veterans" to come to training camp early are WR Troy Williamson, quarterbacks Mike McMahon and J.T. O'Sullivan, defensive backs Willie Offord and Dustin Fox and punter Chris Kluwe.
* Despite not being happy with his current contract, Brad Johnson is expected to report with the rest of the veterans Sunday, giving the Vikings no holdouts heading into training camp.

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