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Report: Vikings sign receiver Aldrick Robinson

September 17, 2018

A day after Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell dropped a critical pass in the 29-29 tie against the Green Bay Packers, the Vikings have reportedly signed another pass-catcher: speedster Aldrick Robinson.

The signing was first revealed by NFL.com.

Robinson played last year for the San Francisco 49ers. He caught 19 passes for 260 yards — an average of 13.7 yards per catch.

The 5-foot-10 receiver from Southern Methodist started out in Washington, where he played from 2011 to 2014. He then spent one season in Atlanta and one with the 49ers.

For his career he has 69 catches for 1,191 yards and nine touchdowns.

The Vikings have not officially announced the signing and it would not to be accompanied by a corresponding release if he is signed to the 53-man roster.

Treadwell’s status as the third receiver, along with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, is in jeopardy. On Sunday, the Vikings turned briefly to Stacy Coley and also have Brandon Zylstra is an immediate option for that role.

Treadwell has four catches so far this season for 41 yards. He caught 20 balls in 2017.

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