Vikings Sign Josh Cooper

The Vikings have signed free agent wide receiver Josh Cooper, according to agent Matt Striegel (via Twitter). Minnesota offensive coordinator Norv Turner was Cleveland’s OC last season when Cooper was a Brown, so Turner must have seen something he liked in the former Oklahoma State standout.

Cooper, who was friends with former Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, caught 17 passes for 166 yards in parts of two seasons in Cleveland. He finished the 2013 campaign playing as the team’s No. 2 wideout behind Josh Gordon, hauling in five passes in the club’s last game of the season. The 25-year-old will compete for a spot on Minnesota’s roster this summer.

The signing of Cooper coincides with the waiving of wideout Lestar Jean, who appears likely to land on the Vikings’ IR.

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