Vikings To Add WR Aldrick Robinson

Aldrick Robinson couldn’t quite make the 49ers’ 53-man roster out of camp but will have another opportunity.

The Vikings are signing the eighth-year veteran wide receiver, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of report (on Twitter). He’ll join a receiving corps that carried five players going into Monday afternoon.

Although the Vikings were the only known team to work out Robinson, the Patriots and Bills also explored adding him as well, Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News tweets.

Set to turn 30 next week, Robinson will be the oldest Vikings wideout. Minnesota rosters third-year man Laquon Treadwell, second-season cog Stacy Coley and rookie Brandon Zylstra behind its starters. If the Vikings aren’t keen on carrying six wideouts, one of the latter duo could be on the chopping block.

Robinson worked out for the Vikings prior to Week 1, and it apparently went well enough the team had him in its wait-and-see queue. The former sixth-round Redskins pick has twice averaged more than 20 yards per catch, with the 2012 and ’13 Redskins, and has followed Kyle Shanahan to three cities — trekking to Atlanta and then San Francisco. With the 2017 49ers, Robinson caught 19 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns.

Treadwell’s four receptions represent the only passes a Vikings receiver not named Stefon Diggs or Adam Thielen has caught this season.

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