CFL WR Duron Carter said that the Vikings are his top choice following his recent visit with the team on Thursday, according to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com.
“It felt like being back home,” Duron Carter, the son of former Vikings WR Chris Carter said. “I used to run around that facility when I was little. It still hasn’t changed — I remember some of the cooking people, I still remember where everything is. When I was in for the rookie minicamp, it felt really overwhelming. But this was completely different from the minicamp, from the standpoint of them wanting me and pursuing me. It felt a lot better.”
For what it’s worth, everyone from GM Rick Spielman to HC Mike Zimmer and OC Norv Turner were in attendance for Carter’s workout.
Carter is expected to work out for the 49ers and Browns next week and has interest from several NFL teams, so there is still a chance he could sign with a team other than Minnesota.
He has already worked out for the Colts and Buccaneers, so there is clearly a great deal of interest in the young receiver.
Previous reports mentioned that he could also meet with the Ravens, Seahawks, and Cardinals in the second leg of his tour.
Carter’s contract with the Montreal Alouettes ended a few months ago and he is now able to make visits with the NFL teams.
Carter, 23, caught 75 passes for 1,030 yards and seven touchdowns to go along with 40 yards rushing.
We’ll have more updates regarding Carter and his NFL options as the news is available.