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Vikings Sign Receiver Jacob Copeland

WR Jacob Copeland
WR Jacob Copeland

EAGAN, Minn. — For the second time in as many days, the Vikings have added a new receiver.

Minnesota on Monday announced the signing of Jacob Copeland, who had participated in a tryout Sunday at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center.

In order to make room for Copeland, the Vikings waived receiver Cephus Johnson III, who had joined the team as an undrafted free agent.

View photos of Vikings WR Jacob Copeland who signed with the team on Aug. 7, 2023.

The addition of Copeland occurs a day after the Vikings signed receiver N’Keal Harry.

Copeland entered the NFL this spring as an undrafted free agent with the Titans, but he was waived earlier this month by Tennessee.

View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Jan. 7, 2024.

He played four seasons for the Florida Gators from 2018-21, totaling 86 catches for 1,366 yards and nine scores. Copeland transferred to Maryland for 2022 and caught 26 passes for 376 yards and two touchdowns for the Terrapins.

After switching Sunday's practice to a walk-through in the team's Indoor Practice Facility because of rainy weather, the Vikings are scheduled to return to the practice fields Monday for a session open to the public.