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Vikings Sign WR Josh Doctson and Veteran Punter Britton Colquitt

Vikings sign WR Josh Doctson and P Britton Colquitt.

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According to @AdamSchefter, the Vikings have just signed former first-round WR Josh Doctson. The Washington Redskins released Doctson during Saturday cut-downs. Some considered his release a bit of a surprise although his first three years have been a bit of a disappointment.

Last season Doctson was targeted 78 times for 44 reception, 532 yards, and two touchdowns. In 2017 he put up another 78 targets for 35 receptions, 502 yards, and six touchdowns. There is a bit of excitement knowing that those six touchdowns in 2017 were thrown to him by Kirk Cousins. Doctson is being brought in to provide depth at the wide receiver core (only four receivers were kept after cut-down Saturday) but Cousins’ familiarity with him could provide some interesting moments this season.

Britton Colquitt was signed by the Vikings on Sunday after his release from the Cleveland Browns on Saturday. Colquitt brings veteran experience to the Vikings Special Teams and shores up not only the punting game but also the holding game on field goal kicks. He has averaged 45.5 yards per punt throughout his nine-year career. This is an underrated signing for the team as they let go P/K Kaare Vedvik during Saturday cut-downs.

The Vikings also signed eight players to the practice squad. All of these players were with the team during the pre-season and have impressed enough to stick around and help out the squad. This group helps the team prepare each and every week and some of them will be next up when injuries happen during the season.

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