Duron Carter, the son of former Vikings wide receiver and Hall-of-Famer Cris Carter, is scheduled to work out for the Vikings at Winter Park tomorrow. He is expected to arrive in the Twin Cities today.
You may recall that two years ago the Vikings invited Duron Carter, who went undrafted after finishing his collegiate career at Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College, to their rookie minicamp.
But Carter, who had just turned 22, was too raw of a prospect for the Vikings to keep around.
The 6-foot-5, 205-pound wide receiver ended up taking his talents north of the border, and he blossomed while playing in the Canadian Football League. After catching five touchdown passes in his first season, he was a CFL All-Star in 2014 with 75 catches for 1,030 yards and seven scores.
Carter has since drawn interest from several NFL teams. According to his father, Duron worked out for the Colts and Chiefs this week and has visits scheduled with the 49ers and Browns next week.
Of course, the Vikings — assuming they like what they see from Carter this time around — can keep him from making those upcoming visits with a strong contract offer and a chance to compete.
The fact that the Vikings have a poised young QB in Teddy Bridgewater and that Charles Johnson, a little-known receiver when the Vikings nabbed him from the Browns’ practice squad, became their top playmaker down the stretch may help their case should they try to convince Carter to sign here.