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Vikings Add WR Warren Jackson to Roster


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings have added a wide receiver to the roster as training camp enters its final week.

Minnesota announced Monday that it has signed Warren Jackson, who played collegiately at Colorado State.

He played three seasons for the Rams from 2017-19 before opting out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jackson compiled 124 career catches for 1,789 yards and 14 scores in 28 career college games.

His best season came as a junior in 2019 when he recorded 77 catches for 1,119 yards and eight scores to earn First-Team All-Mountain West honors.

View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Jan. 5, 2022.

Jackson, who is listed at 6-foot-6 and 219 pounds with 33 ½-inch arms, provides depth for a Vikings wide receivers room that is a little banged up.

Justin Jefferson left Friday's practice with an apparent injury and did not participate in Saturday's session at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Adam Thielen didn't partake in team drills at the stadium practice, and Dede Westbrook is working his way back from a torn ACL he suffered in October. Third-year wide receiver Bisi Johnson is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Johnson teamed with Jackson in college.

The Vikings gave first-team reps to youngsters K.J. Osborn, Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Dan Chisena and Chad Beebe at Saturday's practice.

Jackson signed with the Broncos in July but was released Sunday. Denver comes to town this week for joint practices on Wednesday and Thursday before opening the preseason against Minnesota on Saturday.