Vikings Add Former Atlanta Falcon Michael Jenkins To Receiving Corps

In the Minnesota Vikings' quest for a wide receiver this off-season, the fancies of many fans had turned to either James Jones, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, or Braylon Edwards, late of the New York Jets.

On Saturday afternoon, the Vikings signed. . .neither of them.

Instead, the team has reached a three-year agreement with wide receiver Michael Jenkins, who spent the first seven years of his career with the Atlanta Falcons. This means that Jenkins is re-joining former Falcons' quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave, who is the new offensive coordinator for the Vikings.

Jenkins was the Falcons' first round pick, the 29th overall selection, in the 2004 NFL Draft after playing his college ball at Ohio State University. The 6'4", 215-pound Jenkins has caught 276 passes in his career, for 3,512 yards and 20 touchdowns.

The Vikings will officially start their 2011 training camp tomorrow in Mankato, and hopefully we will have updates of more rookie signings prior to the team getting on the field on Sunday.

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