Vikings Sign Running Back Lorenzo Booker

It’s generally a little late in the year for NFL teams to be signing players that could potentially make an impact, and the likelihood of said impact getting made on a 5-7 football team with its playoff hopes on life support is minimal, but the Minnesota Vikings have brought in someone they think can help them.

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Running back Lorenzo Booker, who has played for the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles and was last seen toting the rock for the UFL’s Hartford Colonials, has signed a deal with the Vikings to add depth at the running back spot for the rest of the 2010 season.

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Both of Minnesota’s top two running backs are nursing injuries. . .Adrian Peterson with an ankle injury that left his status for last week’s 38-14 blowout of Buffalo in doubt, and Toby Gerhart tweaking a hamstring during that victory. . .and Booker will help out with that, as well as provide a change of pace option on third downs.

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Booker might not have had the opportunity if the UFL hadn’t changed its own rules. A few weeks ago, teams that wanted to sign a UFL player to their roster had to pay a $150,000 transfer fee. After much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the NFL, the fee was dropped to $25,000.

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Hey, it’s a hell of a lot less than what we paid for Randy Moss. . .and I certainly can’t see Booker being any less productive.

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