Duron Carter's chances of making the Minnesota Vikings seemed slight, even with his famous last name.
Carter the son of newly-elected Hall of Famer and the leading receiver in Minnesota franchise history, Cris Carter was one of over 60 players at the Vikings' rookie minicamp this season and one of 34 players on a tryout basis.
Carter, who acknowledged his "checkered" past after becoming academically ineligible at Ohio State followed by stops at three other schools, will not be offered a contract by Minnesota, according to a report by Pro Football Talk on Monday.
PFT reported Carter won't sign "per a source with knowledge of the situation."
Carter, a 6-foot-4 receiver, had a slow start to the minicamp on Friday, making the likelihood he'd flash enough to sign a deal doubtful.
"I was kind of nervous out there," Carter said Friday. "I dropped my first three balls. I got back into it, hopefully I can get more. I'm about to go to the Juggs machine right now and just get better."