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Vikings Sign Undrafted Free Agent Caleb King

August 22, 2011 by Nick in FREE AGENTS

Caleb King, the running back from Georgia who wasn’t selected in today’s supplemental draft, is heading to Minnesota.

King’s agent Kevin Conner told Zach Klein of WSB in Atlanta, “Caleb had interest from 10-15 teams and is excited to be going to the Minnesota Vikings.”

King was the Bulldogs’ second-leading rusher each of the past three seasons but was arrested and suspended during the 2010 season and was ruled academically ineligible for the 2011 season.

The Vikings will have less than two weeks to evaluate King before deciding on September 3 whether he deserves a spot on their 53-man roster.

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MNVIKINGSBLOG.COM ANALYSIS:

It was widely believed that Caleb King was going to be selected in the later rounds in the NFL’s supplemental draft this morning.  To many peoples shock, he wasn’t drafted at all.  This is a huge benefit to the Vikings.  It will be interesting to see what King can do in two weeks time.  If he can’t beet out Booker then he will likely be cut before the 53 man team is finalized.  Regardless, this is an exciting free agent signing and he could be a steal if he acclimates quickly enough.

 

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