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Vikings Sign Receiver Albert Wilson

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EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday signed veteran receiver Albert Wilson.

Listed at 5-foot-9 and 195 pounds, Wilson is bringing 89 regular-season games of experience, including 38 starts, with the Kansas City Chiefs (2014-17) and Miami Dolphins (2018-21). He opted out of the 2020 season with Miami because of COVID-19 concerns.

Wilson has totaled 218 receptions for 2,499 yards and 12 touchdowns since joining the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia State in 2014. Those numbers included 124 catches for 1,544 yards and seven scores with the Chiefs.

In 2017, 32 of Wilson's 42 receptions (76.2 percent) gained first downs or touchdowns.

Wilson has rushed the football 27 times for 160 yards, highlighted by a 55-yard touchdown run in December 2016 at Atlanta.

After joining the Dolphins as a free agent in 2018, Wilson caught six passes for 155 yards with two touchdowns (43 and 75 yards) to earn AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 6. He ranked second that season among qualifiers with an average of 12.9 yards after catches.

Wilson also has shown an arm with two completions on four pass attempts for 72 yards, good for a passer rating of 135.4. He threw a 52-yard touchdown to Jakeem Grant on his first career pass.

In addition to the multiple threats Wilson poses on offense, he has recorded 54 yards on four kickoff returns.

Wilson appeared in four postseason contests while with Kansas City, totaling 11 receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns.

The native of Port St. Lucie, Florida, played collegiately at Georgia State. He left school as its all-time leader in receptions (175), receiving yards (3,190) and receiving touchdowns (23) and was the first player in Georgia State history to be invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

In order to make room on the 90-man offseason roster, the Vikings waived running back A.J. Rose, Jr. Rose joined Minnesota in 2021 as an undrafted rookie. He played in the preseason but was only on the practice squad as a rookie.