The Vikings broke the wallet out to sign receiver Greg Jennings, and now the team is short on green.
The upcoming draft will definitely have the Vikings picking up a few receivers, but they are eyeing a few select low cost options in free agency.
According to Ben Goessling of TwinCities.com, there are a few directions the team could head in searching the free agent waters. Goessling writes:
‘Although the Vikings have the flexibility to look elsewhere in the first round, it seems hard to believe they wouldn't acquire another receiver -- particularly if they can find a big wideout to stretch the field.
There's enough depth at receiver in this draft that the Vikings could come back to the position in the second or third round if they don't take one in the first round.
Wide receivers coach George Stewart had good things to say about USC's Robert Woods in an interview with the Los Angeles Times last week, and California's Keenan Allen could be an option for the Vikings in the first round.
The Vikings also could try to get former Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey on a low-cost deal. But after signing Jennings, they at least have someone they can count on at the position.’